Tickets on sale for Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Corteo’
“Corteo,” the latest Cirque du Soleil arena production, is now touring in North America.
The show will visit the Hertz Arena in Estero from today, July 17, to July 21 for seven performances. Directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, the production first premiered in Montreal under the big top in 2005. Since then, it has been a success, amazing 8 million people in 19 countries on four continents.
Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.
The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic, and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us.
The music turns lyrical and playful carrying Corteo through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.
The concept and disposition of the stage bring the audience in a theatrical atmosphere. The set curtains, inspired by the Eiffel Tower, and the central curtains, which were handpainted, give a grandiose feel to the stage. It sets the tone for the poetry of Corteo.
The cast includes 52 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.
For more information and tickets, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/corteo.