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Cirque du Soleil weaves an aquatic tapestry of artistry, surrealism and theatrical romance in the timeless production, "O". Inspired by the concept of infinity and the elegance of water's pure form, "O" pays tribute to the beauty of the theatre - from the simplest street performance to the most lavish of operas - where anything is possible and where the drama of life plays itself out before our very eyes. World-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers, divers and characters perform in, on, and above water to create a breathtaking experience. Only at Bellagio, Las Vegas.
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Guifà is a young Sicilian boy, whose curiosity and quest for adventure transports him to a magical realm where all of his hopes, fears and dreams come true. He is a willing prisoner in this kaleidoscopic domain-the witness who is everywhere and every man.
Eugen is both the guide and the guardian of the theatre. Strong, yet vulnerable, this aging theatre manager knows all and provokes us to see the dark side of “O”. His ghostly orchestrations take us on a timeless journey through different worlds as he makes his own transformation from dark to white. He embodies the cyclical part of life where everything old becomes new again.
Wearing the clothes of a wicked woman, he coos, he hisses, he murmurs; his primal cries resound throughout the theatre.
The comets are noble and sexy, tinged with madness as they soar through the air and fall from the heavens. They accompany the characters as they make their entrances and exits.
The thief is a masked character with many faces. Sometimes a clown, sometimes a bodyguard, he plays with fire.
The human torch is a pyromaniac who enjoys pleasing the crowd. He's just passing through, popping up out of nowhere, not worried that he is on fire.
The Zebra in heat skips, waddles and seeks pleasure.
He can be seen as the guardian of each emerging world. Strong man, organ grinder, guileless giant, ever willing to be helpful.
Graceful, fragile and inaccessible, she represents the quest: she stands for fantasy, desire. Guifà catches sight of her in the prologue, pursues her whenever he sees her, and finds her again in the epilogue.