TICKETS ON SALE THIS MONDAY OCTOBER 18 AT 9:00AM
FOR THE 2011 ADELAIDE SEASON OF Saltimbanco
Next May, local audiences will have the chance to welcome the world renowned Cirque du Soleil back to Adelaide. Saltimbanco, one of the company’s most loved classic shows, will be presented at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre starting May 12.
Saltimbanco, from the Italian “saltare in banco” which literally means to jump on a bench, is the show which started Australia’s love affair with Cirque du Soleil when the internationally-acclaimed entertainment company first toured here in 1999. A thrilling, kaleidoscopic celebration of awe-inspiring artistry and agility, Saltimbanco will be presented in theatre mode in arena venues across the country with the same energetic and vibrant performance as experienced under the Big Top. Originally directed by Franco Dragone, the show features an international cast of over 50 performers and musicians from more than 20 different countries.
Set inside an imaginary metropolis of colourful inhabitants, Saltimbanco features breathtaking acrobatics and unbelievable athleticism during solo spotlights and epic ensembles. Decidedly baroque in its visual vocabulary, the show’s eclectic cast of characters draws spectators into a fanciful, dreamlike world where diversity is a cause for hope. Technical expertise and extravagant design are woven together with spectacular costumes, amazing lighting, humour, and enchanting live music. Overflowing with colour, amusement and amazement, Saltimbanco is a fun show for the whole family to enjoy.
Currently touring across Europe, the 2011 Australian tour of Saltimbanco tour will commence in Perth on April 21 before travelling across the country.
Optus is the presenting sponsor of the 2011 Saltimbanco Tour. American Express® is the official sponsor.
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 1,200 artists from close to 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators (almost 12 millions on Saltimbanco since 1992) in 300 cities on five continents. In 2010, Cirque du Soleil will present 21 shows simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com
Tickets On Sale Monday 18 October at 9:00am
Advance tickets are currently on sale to Cirque Club members at www.cirquedusoleil.com/saltimbanco. Membership is fee and registration is quick and simple.
Cirque du Soleil - Saltimbanco
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Corner Port Road & Adam Street, Hindmarsh
From 12 May 2011
Show times *:
Tuesday to Thursday 8pm,
Friday to Saturday 4pm & 8pm, Sunday 1pm & 5pm
* show times may vary
Children (2-12 years): $55-$95
Tapis Rouge VIP Experience $325
Ticketek 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au
Saltimbanco 2011 AUSTRALIAN TOUR:
Perth: From April 21
Adelaide: From May 12
Melbourne: From May 25
Hobart: June 15 to 19
Brisbane: From July 8
Newcastle: July 20 to 24
Sydney: From July 27
Wollongong: August 17 to 21
For enquiries and interview requests, please contact
Foster Hill PR & Marketing,
ph: 08 8231 3555 / 0418 822 629