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I’m a huge Cirque De Soleil fan! I’ve attended 3-4 different performances and I’m addicted. It’s a show that my boyfriend and I attend any chance that we get. We’ve even been known to surprise our friends and family with tickets. It’s a bit nostalgic for me because for our first date we spent a weekend in Orlando and attended a Cirque De Soleil show for the first time. Well, it was my first time. He was already a fan! From that moment on, I fell in love… with him and the show.
So, the news of a new Cirque De Soleil production is quite exciting. If you’ve never attended a Cirque De Soleil then you don’t know what you’re missing! I love to describe Cirque De Soleil has a circus on fire. It’s a group of performance that have mastered their art. You will never see them slip, fall, or fumble. These talented performers do tricks, sing, dance, and put on a show that will have you mesmerized. And now… they are back with their newest production, OVO.
The production, presented by Visa Signature®, will be playing in the following three cities, as part of a global tour in arenas around North America:
- Orlando: Sept. 21 – 25 at the Amway Center
- Estero: Sept. 28 – Oct. 2 at the Germain Arena
- Jacksonville: Oct. 5 – 9 at the Veterans Memorial Arena
Thrilling more than 4.5 million people worldwide since the show premiered in 2009, OVO will embark on a new journey, performing the same captivating production, now in arenas, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their home town.
About The Show
OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement.
When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual.
The cast of OVO is comprised of 50 performing artists from 12 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts.
One highlight of OVO is the stunning Flying Act where group of scarabs soar high above – from each corner of the stage – and land together on a platform in the middle.
- Artistic Guides Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix
- Writer, Director and Choreographer Deborah Colker(first female director at Cirque du Soleil)
- Director of Creation Chantal Tremblay
- Set and Prop Designer Gringo Cardia
- Costume Designer Liz Vandal
- Composer and Musical Director Berna Ceppas
- Lighting Designer Éric Champoux
- Sound Designer Jonathan Deans
- Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer Fred Gérard (for the first time at Cirque du Soleil)
- Acrobatic Performance Designer Philippe Aubertin
- Makeup Designer Julie Bégin
Advance tickets for OVO are now available online exclusively to Cirque Club members. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind-the-scenes information. To join, please visit www.cirqueclub.com. OVO is presented by Visa Signature®. DHL and ACTIVEON Action Camera are the official sponsors.
Tickets for the general public will be available starting Friday, March 25th, 2016 atwww.cirquedusoleil.com/ovo . Adult tickets start at $35 and child tickets start at $25 (subject to change).
OVO Fast Facts
- OVO is the 25th Cirque du Soleil live production created on the company’s 25th anniversary.
- OVO first premiered in Montréal in April 2009 and has visited more than 30 cities in 6 different countries as a Big Top show before transforming in an arena show in 2016.
- OVO celebrated its 2,000th show in February 2015 in Fukuoka, Japan.
- The Egg, which is inflatable, measures 28 feet wide by 22 feet tall.
- The initial cricket costumes required 75 hours of work each because of their complexity and the need to give them rigidity while maintaining the flexibility and expandability of the material.
About Cirque du Soleil
The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in more than 400 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has almost 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from about 50 different countries. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com. To find out more about the ONE DROP Foundation, visit www.onedrop.org.