The cirque extravaganza that has taken the world by storm. Enter the captivating world of Le Noir: The Dark Side of Cirque – an extraordinary evening of intimate cirque style entertainment starring some of the most incredible acrobatic acts on earth.
A truly unique and electrifying theatrical experience, Le Noir features 24 of the greatest circus performers on the planet, all of whom are award winning athletes and many stars of previous Cirque Du Soleil shows.
Carefully engineered with the deliberate intention of making the audience part of the entertainment offering a spectacular 360 degree view of the performance and bringing the heart pounding action closer than ever before. World class acrobats, specialty acts and comedians are the centre piece of this cutting edge production that will enthrall audiences as they are taken on a spell-binding journey.
“The original concept behind Le Noir was to take the very best of the best cirque performers in the world and rather than create a production in a huge auditorium or arena, produce an intimate style show where the audience is literally inches from the action on stage,” says Producer Simon Painter. “Part of the concept is to make the audience experience the show rather than just watch it and a number of sophisticated special effects are employed to make this possible.”
Le Noir though intimate still stays true to the Cirque ideals of creating a jaw dropping spectacle and features incredible displays of balance, contortion, stamina, aerial artistry and death defying acts such as the Colombian Wheel of Death. Cited as one of the most complex circus stunts in the world, this sees two acrobats perform high-risk feats atop and inside a pair of spinning wheels rotating high above the stage.
Le Noir also features Chilly and Fly an incredible duo with almost super human spatial awareness that allows them to traverse the boundaries of flight – hand to hand, feet to feet.
This production is surreal, beautiful, seductive and at times hilariously risqué as it explores emotions through colours as the cast transform from beautiful and pure white, through to the passion of red and finally culminating with the darkness of Le Noir.
Never before have Australian audiences seen a cast of this calibre, up close and personal. Fast paced, extremely funny and above all entertaining – Le Noir is not to be missed!
“Le Noir is a feast for the senses – sure to leave your heart racing and jaw on the floor” – Sunday Times
Le Noir: The Dark Side of Cirque
Sydney Lyric Theatre, Pirrama Road, Sydney
Season: 19 March – 4 April 2015
Bookings: 1300 795 267 or online at: www.ticketmaster.com.au
State Theatre – Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne
Season: 9 – 18 April 2015
Bookings: 1300 182 183 or online at: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au
Festival Theatre – Adelaide Festival Centre, King William Road, Adelaide
Season: 22 April – 2 May 2015
Bookings: 131 246 or online at: www.bass.net.au
Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra
Season: 6 – 10 May 2015
Bookings: (02) 6275 2700 or online at: www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au
For more information, visit: www.cirquelenoir.com for details.
Image: Le Noir: The Dark Side of Cirque (supplied)