Cirque Du Soleil’s Kurios: Seeing Is Disbelieving
As a result of its status in the Silicon Valley, SV365 was asked to promote Cirque Du Soleil’s Totem a few years back. A huge fan of Cirque Du Soleil, I’ve seen Totem as well as numerous other Cirque shows and they always leave me completely astonished.
As such, I am equally thrilled and intrigued by the ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ their latest show, Kurios, promises.
Opening under the AT&T Big Top on November 14th, Kurios explores the ability to alter reality, defying all laws of time, space, and dimension.
As soon as you set foot into the curio cabinet of the main player, a visionary inventor, you will be thoroughly immersed in mind-blowing disbelief. Everything you thought you knew is now in question through an imaginative fusion of extraordinary acts and spectacular acrobatics. From the opening act to the last, Kurios will turn your reality upside-down and you will walk away absolutely mesmerized.
As is notable for Cirque Du Soleil, the set, choreography, music, and costumes are as impressive as the performance itself. A literal feast for the senses, Kurios intermingles each aspect with exquisite precision, serving up an experience like no other.
The largest theatrical producer worldwide, Cirque Du Soleil is a Canadian entertainment company founded in 1984 by two street performers, folk musician and fire breather, Guy Laliberte’ and entrepreneur Gilles Ste-Croix. After initial financial difficulties in the 1980s, artistic director Franco Dragone created Cirque’s “Nouvelle Experience”, its fourth touring show that debuted in 1990. This highly profitable performance ran until 1993, making a name for Cirque Du Soleil the world over.
Today, Cirque Du Soleil employs approximately 4,000 people from over 40 countries and performs on every continent except Antarctica. It’s multiple permanent Las Vegas shows, including the long-standing “O”, Zumanity, and Ka, enthrals over 9,000 people each evening.
A nouveau cirque, or contemporary circus, Cirque Du Soliel has a theatrical, character-driven focus that precludes the use of animal performances. Each Cirque du Soleil show is an amalgamation of circus styles found around the world, highlighted by live music, and its own central premise and plot. The company has received several accolades for it’s unique and awe-inspiring creations, including 4 primetime Emmy awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ is sure to captivate and have you in a constant state of disbelief long after the curtains draw to a close.
Tickets are on sale now for the San Francisco performances, which run from November 14, 2014 through January 18, 2015.