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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AND KREMLIN PALACE: A BRAND NEW SHOW IN MOSCOW

maandag 21 februari 2011
Zarkana

(Available in English only)

Cirque du Soleil and Kremlin Palace announce a premier of a brand new show – Zarkana – in February 2012.

An entirely new production of Cirque du Soleil totally reinvents the traditions of classical circus with its breathtaking acts twisted into a captivating story.

The main character, a magician Zark, has lost his love and, with her, his powers. As he cries and begs for her return he is plunged into a world inhabited by surreal creatures.

Together with Zark the audience is transported into a fantastical and suspenseful world.

"Creating this brand new show Cirque du Soleil has taken an unprecedented move to design its full magnitude to suite only two venues in the world – Radio City Hall in New York and Kremlin Palace in Moscow", - said Craig Cohon, Vice-Chairman Cirque du Soleil Rus. "The creative thinking of Cirque du Soleil to embody in the scale of this production together with the significance of the theater will make this a cultural event for entire Russia and beyond".

According to Petr Shabolatay, General Director and Art Director, the State Kremlin Palace, "Kremlin palace always aimed at sustaining the European level of performance at its stage. Partnership with Cirque du Soleil perfectly fits into this pattern and makes us impatient for the Zarkana performance".

Zarkana will run in Moscow from February to April 2012. Powered by an outstanding capacity of the Kremlin Palace of 5000 spectators, it will allow over 350 000 viewers from Russia, Europe and Asia to see this world-class spectacle, available at the continent only in Moscow.

Zarkana is written and directed by a famous movie director - François Girard (Silk, The Red Violin). This will be his second creation for Cirque du Soleil, following ZED, the Tokyo resident show. Zarkana magnitude can already be placed at the same level as that of the resident show – this bizarre world will, according to the creative team, saturate the entire volume of the Kremlin Palace theater.

Besides François Girard, this production is overseen by another internationally recognized person – Sir Elton John. He is guiding his protégé Nick Littlemore, a Composer and Musical Director, through the creative process. Moscow audience will also recognize another member of the creative team – Zarkana Set and Props Designer Stéphane Roy has created captivating forest inhabited by Varekai creatures.

The tickets are available at www.cds.ru from March 1, 2011, while Cirque Club member can go for them already tomorrow. Become a Cirque Club member at www.cds.ru – it’s easy and free.

Contact:
Katja Byushgens
Press-office
Cirque du Soleil Rus
+7 916 220 59 02
Katja.byushgens@cirquedusoleil.ru