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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA WITH A NEW BIG TOP PRODUCTION

17 février 2012
OVO

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA WITH A NEW BIG TOP PRODUCTION
OVO
A teeming world of insects

PREMIERES IN BRISBANE JULY 14, 2012 FOR A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
under the trademark blue-and-yellow Big Top
TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to return to Australia with its critically-acclaimed and family-friendly big top production OVO with a 2012-2013 national tour that will include Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth. The show will be presented under the trademark blue-and-yellow Big Top.

Since its world premiere in Montreal, Canada in April 2009, OVO has visited more than 15 cities in Canada, United States and Mexico, delighting over 2 million spectators.  The Australian tour will be the first time OVO has toured outside North America.

Tickets for OVO will be on sale to the general public on Monday February 20 2012 at cirquedusoleil.com/ovo

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 55 performing artists from 14 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. One highlight of OVO is the stunning Flying Act in which a group of scarabs soar high above the stage, from both edges to the middle landing on a platform. This breathtaking act combines many circus disciplines: banquine, Russian swing and swinging chair.  

The Creative Team behind the world of OVO is:  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 props Designer Gringo Cardia; Costume Designer Liz Vandal; Composer and Musical Director Berna Ceppas; Lighting Designer Éric Champoux; Sound Designer Jonathan Deans and for the first time at Cirque du Soleil: Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer Fred Gérard;  Acrobatic Performance Designer Philippe Aubertin; and Makeup Designer Julie Bégin.

Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges the sponsor of the OVO 2012-13 Australian tour: Infiniti and American Express®.

Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries.

Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents. Cirque du Soleil International Headquarters are in Montreal, Canada. 

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - OVO - 2012/2013 AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Brisbane - From July 14 2012, Northshore Hamilton
Sydney - From September 13 2012, Showring at The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
Adelaide - From December 6 2012, at Tambawodli (Park 24), just off Sir Ronald Bradman Drive.
Melbourne - From January 17 2013 Docklands Melbourne
Perth - From April 14 2013, Langley Park

Tickets for all cities on sale Monday 20 February 2012 at cirquedusoleil.com/ovo
For more information and images of OVO and Cirque du Soleil please visit our online press room at cirquedusoleil.com/press