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Leisure and Entertainment: Where to Travel to Catch the Best Cirque du Soleil Shows

Leisure and Entertainment: Where to Travel to Catch the Best Cirque du Soleil Shows

Cirque du Soleil is a Canadian entertainment company that’s known for bringing a “dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment.” It is the largest theatrical producer in the globe and it runs shows in multiple locations worldwide. Each and every one of Cirque du Soleil shows is breathtakingly entertaining. All their productions are guaranteed to make the audience gasp in awe and each person who attends their shows is thoroughly entertained. That’s why when you’re traveling to another destination, always make it a point to check if there’s a Cirque du Soleil event happening in your destination. Below is a rundown of some of the company’s best shows and their locations:


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Touring in Santa Monica, CA, Portland, OR, and Vancouver, BC, Totem puts a highly dramatic and entertaining spin on the issues of human evolution. The show takes the audience on a journey of how the human species evolved from its original amphibian state to its desire to soar across the skies. Some of the characters that you’ll meet in this wonderful show include a The Amerindian Dancer, The Crystal Man, The Scientist, The Tracker, Valentino, and Clown Misha.


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Corteo (Italian for “cortege”) brings the audience into a world of fun, comedy, and mystery. Touring in Rio de Janeiro, BR, Porto Alegre, BR, Còrdoba, AR, and Buenos Aires, AR, it features a marvelous parade as imagined by a clown. Corteo effectively brings together contradicting concepts and images, such as the juxtaposition of ridiculousness with tragedy, as well as the large and the small. The characters that you will encounter in this wondrous show include the Clowness, The Dead Clown, The Giant Clown, The Little Clown, The Loyal Whistler, and The White Clown.


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Touring in various places around the world, including St-Petersburg, RU, Chelyabinsk, RU, Kazan, RU, Moscow, RU, Minsk, BY, Herning, DK, Malmö, SE, Glasgow, UK, Sheffield, UK, Birmingham, UK, Dublin, IE, London, UK, Manchester, UK, Santiago de Compostela, ES, Granada, ES, Bilbao, ES, Palma de Mallorca, ES,  Dralion is a production that effectively fuses art and acrobatic elements of both the East and the West. In the show, the four elements--Water, Fire, Wind, and Earth take on human forms and tell the story of the East’s constant quest for human and natural harmony. Expect to meet the following characters when you watch this show: Azalea (Air). Gaya (Earth), Oceane (Water), Yao (Fire), The clowns, Little Buddha, The Vocals - L'Âme-Force, and Kala.


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This show gives you the best of Cirque du Soleil’s main specialties: clowning and acrobatics. Touring in Munich, DE, Amsterdam, NL, Vienna, AT, Düsseldorf, DE, this funny and colorful show revolves around The Innocent--a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world." Kooza explores numerous themes, including power, identity, fear, and recognition. Watch the show and be prepared to meet some diverse and crazy characters such as The Trickster, The Innocent, The King, Clowns, Heimloss, and The Bad Dog.

More Information

Don’t see the shows or destinations that you’re looking for? What we have here is just the tip of the iceberg. To view the full list of Cirque du Soleil shows and their touring locations and dates, visit the production company’s official website at http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/


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