A teeming world of insects
PREMIERES APRIL 5, 2012 FOR A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
under the trademark blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) at the Portland Expo Center tickets for the general public & HOLIDAY FAMILY OFFER now AVAILABLE!
Portland, OR – December 5, 2011 – Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to return to Portland with its critically-acclaimed and family-friendly big top production OVO opening Thursday, April 5, 2012 for a limited engagement under the trademark blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau at the Portland Expo Center. Since its world-premiere in Montreal in April 2009, OVO has visited more than 15 cities in North America and charmed over 2 million spectators. Portland will be its last stop in North America before setting sail for Australia!
Tickets for OVO are now available online at cirquedusoleil.com/ovo.
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About the show
OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement.
When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual.
The cast of OVO is comprised of 55 performing artists from 14 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. One highlight of OVO is the stunning flying trapeze act, in which six flyers soar 40 feet in the air, making this the biggest act of its kind to ever be presented under a big top by Cirque du Soleil. It combines many circus disciplines, including banquine, Russian swing and swinging chair. The finale features 20 artists running, jumping and leaping up a 24-foot vertical wall.
The Creative Team behind the world of OVO is: Artistic Guides Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix; Writer, Director and Choreographer Deborah Colker (first female director at Cirque du Soleil); Director of Creation Chantal Tremblay; Set and props Designer Gringo Cardia; Costume Designer Liz Vandal; Composer and Musical Director Berna Ceppas; Lighting Designer Éric Champoux; Sound Designer Jonathan Deans; Acrobatic Equipment and Rigging Designer hting Designer éclairagesa creative team for the first time at Cirque du Soleilerms of distance between stations.Fred Gérard; Acrobatic Performance Designer Philippe Aubertin; and Makeup Designer Julie Bégin.
Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges the sponsor of the OVO 2012 North American tour: Infiniti, CGI, XEROX, Sun Life Financial and American Express.
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 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries.
Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil International Headquarters are in Montreal, Canada.
For more information and images of OVO and Cirque du Soleil please visit our online press room at cirquedusoleil.com/press
Press contact: R/WEST; Molly Gilbert: mollyg@R-West.com, 503.223.5443 x118