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Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities By Heather Stewart
Preview of Cirque du Soleil's new show Kurios

 

Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities is the latest production from Cirque du Soleil, Canada’s popular circus and entertainment company. The show premiered last spring in Montréal where it was described as “a gawker’s delight boasting a museum’s worth of quirky faux antique props in addition to multiple eye-popping circus numbers” by Montreal Gazette theatre critic Pat Donnelly. Referencing the Paris World’s Fair of 1900, Kurios centres on an inventor named The Seeker, who creates a machine that defies laws of time, space and dimension by bringing inanimate objects to life. Filled with acrobatic tricks, the performance showcases the immense physical talent that has come to define Cirque du Soleil as a company of risk-taking circus artists.

Choreographed by a diverse group of acrobats and dance artists (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Yaman Okur, Andrea Ziegler, Ben Potvin and Susan Gaudreau), Kurios is written and directed by Michel Laprise with Chantal Tremblay as creative director. The live soundtrack is a blend of jazz and electro-swing and is composed by Raphaël Beau, Guy Dubuc and Marc Lessard

Kurios runs at the Stampede Park in Calgary from April 9-May 24, 2015. Click here for more information and tickets. 

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