A teeming world of insects
PREMIERES NOVEMBER 19, 2013 under the trademark blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top)
in Nangang, Taipei
SPECIAL EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT AVAILABLE FROM AUGUST 14 UNTIL AUGUST 28, 2013
Taipei, August 13, 2013 - Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to return to Taiwan with its critically-acclaimed and family-friendly big top production OVO. Since its world premiere in Montreal, Canada in April 2009, OVO has visited more than 20 cities in Canada, United States, Mexico and Australia, delighting over 2.5 million spectators. This will be the first visit of OVO in Asia.
Starting August 14, 2013, tickets for OVO will be available with a special Early Bird discount. For more information, please visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.tw .
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 54 performing artists from 15 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. One highlight of OVO is the stunning Flying Act in which a group of scarabs soar high above the stage, from both edges to the middle landing on a platform. This breathtaking act combines many circus disciplines: banquine, Russian swing and swinging chair.
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 Fred Gérard; Acrobatic Performance Designer Philippe Aubertin; and Makeup Designer Julie Bégin.
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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 1,300 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 in over forty countries on six continents.
For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.