Premieres Friday, November 12, 2010 at Bicentennial Park
Last chance to see KOOZA in North America
Specially-priced tickets available now exclusively to Cirque Club members - Tickets available to the General Public on August 17, 2010
Miami, FL - May 19, 2010 - Cirque du Soleil made its first visit to Miami more than 20 years ago, this year, Cirque du Soleil is proud to bring its critically acclaimed new Big Top production KOOZA to Miami for a last stop in North America. Proudly presented by iShares, KOOZA will premiere on Friday, November 12 for a limited engagement under the trademark blue- and-yellow Grand Chapiteau (big top) at Bicentennial Park . After the Miami engagement, KOOZA will be heading to Japan to start its 2011-2012 tour.
Specially-priced tickets are now available to Cirque Club members for an exclusive period through August 16 at www.cirqueclub.com. Membership is free and registration is quick and simple. Cirque Club members receive advance access to the best seats under the Grand Chapiteau, ticket upgrades, partner promotions and insider information on the world of Cirque du Soleil . On August 17, 2010 , tickets will be available to the General Public.
The name KOOZA is inspired by the Sanskrit word "koza," which means "box," "chest" or "treasure," and was chosen because one of the underlying concepts of the production is the idea of a "circus in a box."
KOOZA is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil that combines two circus traditions - acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mélange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor.
"KOOZA is about human connection and the world of duality, good and bad", says the show’s writer and director David Shiner. "The tone is fun and funny, light and open. The show doesn’t take itself too seriously, but it’s very much about ideas, too".
The show starts with The Trickster bursting onto the scene like a jack-in-a-box right in front of The Innocent, and that is just the first of many surprises to follow. The Innocent’s journey brings him into contact with a panoply of comic characters such as the King, the Trickster, the Heimloss, the Pickpocket, the Obnoxious Tourist and his Bad Dog.
Miami Performance Schedule
• Tuesdays thru Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.
• Fridays and Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
• Sundays at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
*No performances on Mondays
Specially-Priced - Cirque Club Members Offer
• Adult starting at $40
• Children (ages 2-12) starting at $28
• Students and Seniors starting at $36
*offer ends August 16, 2010
Regular Ticket Prices
• Adult starting at $50
• Children (ages 2-12) starting at $35
• Students and Seniors starting at $45
A VIP Tapis Rouge (French for "red carpet") package is available and includes one of the best seats in the house, and access to the VIP suite one hour before the show and during intermission. Adult starting at $255 / Children (ages 2-12) starting at $178.50. Prices include taxes.
Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges iShares®, Presenting Sponsor of the US Tour as well as CGI , Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Infiniti, Sun Life Financial and American Express as the Official Sponsors.
Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 2 0 street perfor m ers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a m ajor Quebéc-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertain m ent. The co m pany has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,200 artists fro m close to 50 different countries.
Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to close to 100 m illion spectators in 300 cities on five continents. In 2010, Cirque du Soleil , will present 21 shows si m ultaneously throughout the world. The co m pany has received such prestigious awards as the E m m y, Dra m a Desk, Ba m bi, ACE, Gé m eaux, Félix, and Rose d’Or de Montreux. Cirque du Soleil International Headquarters are in Montreal , Canada .
For m ore infor m ation about Cirque du Soleil , visit www.cirquedusoleil.com .
For downloadable images and additional information, please visit the Cirque du Soleil on-line Press Room at www.cirquedusoleil.com. Scroll down and click on "Press Room" and then click on "KOOZA."
The Conroy Martinez Group