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Cirque du Soleil enters uncharted markets with new big top show BAZZAR to premiere in India in 2018

Montreal, Thursday, June 21, 2018

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group today announced the creation of a brand-new touring show, BAZZAR, destined to open new markets and support the company’s ambition to become the global leader in live entertainment. With its creative concept as much as its new format, BAZZAR pays tribute to the roots of Cirque du Soleil for an authentic experience. The show will premiere in India, a company first, before visiting Greece and various countries in the Middle East. 

“After entertaining millions of people in sixty countries over the years, there are few remaining markets we have yet to visit. BAZZAR offers us new possibilities to introduce our brand. It enables us to continue our international growth in markets that offer great potential such as India and opens the door to exploring the African continent”, said Finn Taylor, Senior Vice-President, Touring Shows. 

“Creating a show specifically to introduce Cirque du Soleil to a totally new audience is a creative challenge. It pushes our creators to find our essence and articulate it in a way that is universally understandable. With its story centered on the creative process itself and the energy found in the unexpected, BAZZAR shines a light on what is uniquely Cirque du Soleil”, explained Susan Gaudreau, Show Director. 

The show includes nods to Cirque du Soleil founders Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix, such as fire breathing and stilt walking. They are combined with impressive scenography, remarkable aesthetics, live music and acrobatic feats; all of which are key features of a Cirque du Soleil show.

 The company also returned to a more intimate Big Top similar to the one used in its early years. This new nimble format will allow BAZZAR to tour with a lighter infrastructure, thus widening its options for site location. It will also offer the audience a more personal experience with only 1,500 spectators attending each performance. 

 

About the Show

Cirque du Soleil BAZZAR is an eclectic lab of infinite creativity where a joyful troupe of acrobats, dancers and musicians craft an awe-inspiring spectacle. 

Lead by their maestro, they band together to invent a whimsical one-of-a-kind universe. In a place where the unexpected is expected, the colourful group reimagines, rebuilds and reinvents vibrant scenes in an artistic, acrobatic game of order and disorder. 

Come and claim your place amidst this marketplace of merriment and creative camaraderie. You just might find that the end of the story is really only the beginning!

BAZZAR is Cirque du Soleil’s 43rd original production since 1984. 

Facebook: facebook.com/BAZZAR

Twitter: @Cirque #BAZZAR

Instagram: cirquedusoleil #BAZZAR 

 

About Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group

Originally composed of 20 street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group completely reinvented circus arts and went on to become a world leader in live entertainment. Established in Montreal, the Canadian organization has brought wonder and delight to over 190 million spectators with productions presented in close to 450 cities in 60 countries. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group currently has over 4,000 employees, including 1,400 artists, from nearly 50 countries. 

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group creates content for a broad range of audacious projects. On top of producing world-renowned shows, the organization has extended its creative approach to a large variety of entertainment forms such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences, theme parks and special events. Going beyond its various creations, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group aims to make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art. For more information about Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, please go to cdsentertainmentgroup.com. 

Information for the media:

Justine Lord-Dufour 
Cirque du Soleil
514-723-7646 X 6301
justine.lord-dufour@cirquedusoleil.com

US

Ale Iraheta
Cohn & Wolfe
512-542-2802
Alejandra.Iraheta@cohnwolfe.com