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Corteo, which means "cortege" in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.

The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music, by turns lyrical and playful, carries Corteo through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.


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Corteo - Acts

  • Artist Marionette

    Like a live puppet, an artist marionette suddenly appears in an innovative, rigging apparatus to play with Mauro the Dreamer Clown in a setting which evokes a beach scene from his childhood.

  • Bouncing Beds

    Like a gaggle of young kids playing in their grandparents’ room, six artists jump on two 600-pound beds that move on rotating platforms. In a playful atmosphere, they perform acrobatic feats, each more daring than the last.

  • Chandeliers

    Four women, the Dreamer Clown’s former loves, come together in dreamlike joy. They perform aerial acrobatics on three giant chandeliers that spin above Mauro’s bed.

  • Crystal Glasses and Tibetan Bowls

    Implored by Mauro the Dreamer Clown and the Giant Clown as they prepare to perform a haunting melody on crystal glasses. Mr. Loyal, a whistling virtuoso, showcases his remarkable talent in a breathtaking performance.

  • Cyr Wheel

    Five artists perform solos and group figures on Cyr wheels. The simplicity of the Cyr wheel’s line—a pure circle—sets off the intricate and energetic performance.

  • Duo-Straps

    In this mesmerizing act, a duet uses aerial straps to create a magical and tender connection that enchants the audience with beautiful displays of agility, balance and strength.

  • Golf

    To the sound of bagpipes, a patch of green light appears, suggesting a golf course scene. The Giant Clown walks on stage, intent on giving it his best shot!

  • Helium Dance

    A tender and poetic moment between Mauro the Dreamer Clown and his little Clowness who bespells the audience with child-like delight.

  • Hula-Hoop

    At the height of a frenzied moment, a gypsy performer emerges, causing everyone to stop. Using her entire body and all her limbs, she dazzles them with her ability to spin and twirl a multitude of hoops.

  • Juggling

    Three young artists perform fast-moving feats of prowess in a surprising act that blends juggling and acrobatics. With unsurpassed style, they defy the law of gravity as they juggle successively with rings, hoops and clubs.

  • Acrobatic Ladder

    A ladder specialist amazes the audience with his unnerving balance and finesse as he performs on various ladders, trying desperately to reach the angel who is watching him from above.

  • Paradis

    By superimposing a trampoline-like net and two Korean double frame stations, a universe is created in which high-flying and bouncing come together, as if it were the most natural thing in the world, in a single breathtaking act.

  • Teatro Intimo

    Eight characters pile into a tiny theatre to present a wild and zany version of “Romeo and Juliet” where the unexpected awaits at every turn, and nothing goes quite as planned.

  • Teeterboard

    Surrounded by two groups of artists lending rhythm to the act with their voices and percussion work, two acrobats redefine teeterboard technique in an act where speed is rivalled only by complexity.

  • Tournik

    A group of artists cross paths in an act which marries horizontal bar techniques with circus arts. The artists perform on a central cube-shaped structure, with two additional bars on each side of the cube. The complexity of the tight pattern and the defiance of gravity will keep you on the edge of your seat. A final farewell to Mauro.

  • Suspended Pole

    Accompanied by the distant sounds of guitar and impassioned vocals, a young ingénue discovers the sheer pleasure of exploring movement and contortion-like shapes while flying above the ground on a suspended pole.