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Cirque du Soleil announces a new touring show Kurios - Cabinet of curiosities

2014年1月13日
KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities

Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to announce a new production for next spring in Montreal presented by Desjardins : KURIOS – Cabinet of curiosities™, directed by Michel Laprise.  Presented under the Big Top in Montréal’s Old Port starting April 24, the show will then go to Quebec City as of July 24 and Toronto on August 28. 

The show

KURIOS - Cabinet of curiosities is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed. The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker's Cabinet of Curiosities. 

Michel Laprise

Michel Laprise worked in theater for nine years as an actor, director and artistic director before joining Cirque du Soleil in 2000. At Cirque du Soleil, Michel spent five years as a talent scout before taking on, in 2006, the role of Special Events Designer. In that capacity, he directed the act with Quebec diva Diane Dufresne during the Opening Ceremonies of the Montreal 2006 Outgames; the large-scale performance event created for the launch of the Fiat Bravo in Italy (2007); the Cirque du Soleil performance event celebrating Quebec City’s 400th anniversary (2008); the launch of Microsoft’s Kinect console at the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo, broadcast on MTV; the opening show at the Eurovision Song Contest held in Russia in 2009; and the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 FIBA International Basketball Federation World Championships in Istanbul. In 2012, Michel collaborated with pop star Madonna, providing artistic direction for her performance at the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show; he later went on to direct her MDNA tour. In 2013, he directed the musical Robin des Bois – Ne renoncez jamais, currently on tour in Europe.

Creative team

KURIOS – Cabinet of curiosities creative team comprises 17 creators under the artistic guidance of Guy Laliberté (Guide) and Jean-François Bouchard (Chief Creative Content Officer) :

Michel Laprise                   Writer and Director

Chantal Tremblay             Director of Creation

Stéphane Roy                    Set and Props Designer

Philippe Guillotel              Costume Designer

Raphaël Beau                    Composer and Musical Director

Yaman Okur                       Choreographer

Ben Potvin                          Choreographer

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui         Choreographer

Susan Gaudreau               Choreographer

Jacques Boucher              Sound Designer

Jean-Michel Caron          Sound Designer

Martin Labrecque            Lighting Designer

Rob Bollinger                     Acrobatic Performance Designer

Germain Guillemot         Acrobatic Performance Designer

Boris Verkhovsky             Acrobatic Performance Designer

Danny Zen                          Acrobatic Equipment and Rigging Designer

Eleni Uranis                        Makeup Designer

 

 


CREATORS BIOS:

Creators biographies are available online in our pressroom :

http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/press/kits/shows/kurios/creators.aspx

 


Tickets information

As of today, tickets are on sale for KURIOS – Cabinet of curiosities performances in Montreal (starting April 24) and Quebec City (starting July 24). Tickets can be purchased online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/kurios

Sponsors and partners

KURIOS – Cabinet of curiosities is presented by Desjardins, the presenting sponsor of the 2014 Canadian tour of the show. Infiniti, Xerox, Rogers, EY and Tetley Tea are the official sponsors.

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Cirque du Soleil

KURIOS – Cabinet of curiosities is Cirque du Soleil’s 35th production since 1984. The company, who celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2014, has brought wonder and delight to close to 150 million spectators in more than 300 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 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.


Media contact:
Martine Laforce
Roy & Turner Communications
(514) 844-9678, poste 202
mlaforce@roy-turner.com