Zarkana,a visually stunning modern acrobatic spectacular, began its residency at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on November 1 following hugely successful engagements at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Arena Madrid and Moscow’s Kremlin State Palace Theatre.
Set in a world where physical ability meets the extraordinary of Cirque du Soleil, Zarkana, which TIME magazine proclaimed “the show of the summer” in New York City and The New York Times called “aah-inspiring,” has been seen by more than 1.5 million people during its triumphant 2011-2012 international run.
The name Zarkana is a fusion of the words “bizarre” and “arcane” (arcane means “mystery” or “secret”). The twisted fictional world of Zarkana is an elusive destination that is fantastic yet bizarre. The name refers to the irresistibly odd and delightfully strange aura of this place and its inhabitants.
Zark, the ringmaster of an extraordinary circus coming back to life, guides us in an abandoned theatre populated by a motley collection of off-the-wall characters and incomparable acrobats. Zarkana is a visual vortex set in a twisted acrobatic fantasy universe where, little by little, chaos and craziness give way to a true celebration.
Zarkana is written and directed by François Girard, one of Quebec’s most highly regarded creators who is equally at ease in cinema (Silk, The Red Violin), opera, visual arts and theatre and has earned an enviable international reputation over the years. A keen music lover, he is particularly known for the hybrid worlds he creates in which music plays a predominant role. His works are recognized for their great musicality, both in terms of sound and image.
The Creative Team
Along with François Girard, the creative team consists of the following distinctive talents:
||Writer and Director
||Director of Creation
||Set and Props Designer
||Composer and Musical Director
||Image Content Designer
||Acrobatic Performance Designer
||Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer
- Zarkana performs Friday through Tuesday at 7:00pm and 9:30pm.
- There are no performances on Wednesdays or Thursdays.
TO RESERVE TICKETS:
- Call 877.253.5847 or 702.531.2031
- Go to www.cirquedusoleil.com/zarkana or www.arialasvegas.com/zarkana
- Visit the Zarkana ticket office at ARIA or any of the MGM Resorts International box offices.
- $69, $99, $130, $140, $150, $180 (plus tax and fees).
- Tickets are available 120 days in advance of the performance date.
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About Cirque du Soleil
Since 1984, the company has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 40 countries in more than 300 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 countries.
In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has seven permanent resident shows. These productions include Mystère at Treasure Island, “O” at Bellagio Resort & Casino, Zumanity, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, KÀ at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, CRISS ANGEL Believe at Luxor Hotel and Casino and Zarkana at ARIA Resort & Casino.
For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website at www.cirquedusoleil.com/lasvegas. Like us on Facebook or Tweet us: @Cirque.
About ARIA Resort & Casino
The centerpiece of CityCenter Las Vegas is ARIA Resort & Casino, a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring an unprecedented combination of striking architecture, sustainable design, spectacular amenities, high-end service and premium meeting and convention space. From unique culinary offerings created by the world’s most talented chefs, to innovative nightlife, indulgent spa treatments and Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil (November 2012), ARIA embodies the excitement and vitality of Las Vegas. ARIA is home to an incredible collection of stylish and technologically advanced accommodations including Sky Suites, a AAA Five Diamond hotel within a hotel experience. Combined with CityCenter’s unparalleled amenities including luxurious shopping at Crystals and the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA introduces a new generation of resort experiences, unlike anything Las Vegas has ever seen. CityCenter is a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit arialasvegas.com or call toll free at (866) 359-7757; also find ARIA on Facebook and Twitter.
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