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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL TO PERFORM IN PORTLAND FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH SALTIMBANCO

6 septembre 2012
Saltimbanco
SEVEN PERFORMANCES ONLY FROM OCTOBER 10 – 14, 2012 AT THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY CIVIC CENTER 

Exclusive Discounted Tickets Available Online Now for Cirque Club Members
Tickets for General Public On Sale from September 7

September 4, 2012:
 After 20 years performing around the world, Saltimbanco will make its final curtain call in December in Montreal, Canada, the international home of Cirque du Soleil. From October 10 - 14, 2012, Portland will have its first and final opportunity to experience this classic and colorful Cirque du Soleil production that has performed in more than 45 countries. Saltimbanco will be presented at the Cumberland County Civic Center for seven performances only.  

Advance tickets for Saltimbanco are available now online exclusively to Cirque Club members through September 6. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, go to www.cirqueclub.com.

Tickets for the general public will be available starting September 7 at www.cirquedusoleil.com/saltimbanco or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Saltimbanco is Cirque du Soleil’s longest-running touring show and has performed since 1992 to wide-spread acclaim to sell-out audiences in Europe, North and South America, Australia, Japan, and New Zealand for more than 11.5 million enthusiastic fans.

Classic Cirque du Soleil at its best, Saltimbanco is a thrilling and kaleidoscopic celebration of awe inspiring artistry and agility. With a cast of 50 high-caliber artists hailing from 20 different countries, Saltimbanco features breathtaking acrobatics and unbelievable athleticism during solo spotlights and epic ensembles. From the seemingly impossible balancing, jumping and spinning during the Chinese Poles or the Russian Swing to the gravity-defying Bungees and Trapeze,  the crowd pleasing Juggling and Acrobatic Bicycle, to the celebrated and very unique Clowns. Technical expertise and extravagant design are woven together by uplifting spectacular costumes, amazing lighting, humor and enchanting music and magic. Full of colour, amusement and amazement, Saltimbanco is a fun show for the whole family to enjoy.

Saltimbanco —from the Italian “saltare in banco,” which literally means “to jump on a bench”—explores the urban experience in all its myriad forms: the people who live there, their idiosyncrasies and likenesses, families and groups, the hustle and bustle of the street and the towering heights of skyscrapers. A signature show, it is inspired by the urban fabric of the metropolis and its colourful inhabitants. Decidedly baroque in its visual vocabulary, the show’s eclectic cast of characters draws spectators into a fanciful, dreamlike world, an imaginary city where diversity is a cause for hope.
 
Media praise for Saltimbanco:
“Gracefully athletic theatre” - The London Times
“Human exuberance and physicality” - Variety Magazine (USA)
“Myth meets magic…An unearthly mixture of commedia dell'arte and rock-concert razzle” - The New York Times

Show Schedule (October 10 - 14, 2012):
• Wednesday, October 10 at 7:30pm
• Thursday, October 11 at 7:30pm
• Friday, October 12 at 7:30pm
• Saturday, October 13 at 3:30pm and 7:30pm
• Sunday, October 14 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm

Ticket Information (Categories 1, 2, 3):
• Adults: From $35 to $75
• Children (12 & under): From $28 to $61
• Military, Seniors & Students: From $31.50 to $63

Through September 6 only, special discounts on tickets in Category 1, 2 and 3 are available online to Cirque Club members. Join now at www.cirqueclub.com.

A limited number of Premium tickets are also available for all performances.

For show and ticket information, please visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/saltimbanco.

About 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 more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents. Cirque du Soleil International Headquarters are in Montreal, Canada. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Jill Valley-Orlando
Knight Vision International
jill@knightvisioninternational.com