Press Release

Cirque du Soleil ECHO will be presented under the Big Top in the Old Port of Montreal Starting April 20, 2023

Montréal, Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Tickets available exclusively to Club Cirque members today.
General on sale starts Monday, October 17, 2022.

Montreal, October 11th, 2022 – Cirque du Soleil is proud to announce its new Big Top show: Cirque du Soleil ECHO, directed by Mukhtar Omar Sharif Mukhtar, based on the original concept of Es Devlin. Presented by Sun Life Global Investments, the show will premiere under the Big Top in the Old Port of Montreal starting April 20th, 2023. Tickets are now on sale exclusively to Cirque Club members and to the public on October 17, 2022.

Cirque du Soleil’s 20th Big Top show will bring bold new visuals and a different aesthetic approach. High-level acrobatics will be woven within a striking and disruptive visual universe.

“We are thrilled to announce Cirque du Soleil ECHO, a new Big Top show that will premiere in the Old Port of Montreal in April 2023. After this summer’s amazing success with KOOZA and now seeing our fans’ anticipation for Corteo at the Bell Center during the Holidays, we are looking forward to launching this new creation and premiering it in our hometown as per our long-time tradition.”, commented Stéphane Lefebvre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Group.

“Cirque du Soleil ECHO is a show whose production had started before the pandemic. Three years have passed, and we are in a different world now than the one we were in 2020. This brought us to rethink the intention of the show, to bring innovation to it and to even revert to Es Devlin’s original proposed title ECHO because it was fitting better with the new story line. We also invited new people to join the show creation team, including the director Mukhtar Omar Sharif Mukhtar.”, says Chantal Tremblay, creation director.

Director, Mukhtar Omar Sharif Mukhtar adds: “Creation should always be at the heart of Cirque du Soleil, and one of our biggest excitement anchors itself in our ability to deliver a new show to our audience. Cirque du Soleil ECHO will push the values of connection, inspiration and the power of intention.  We have the ability to create and manifest the world we want to live in, if we all put our collective minds together and encourage a movement that is pushed by the youth of today. What really excites me most about this beautiful project is the ability to push the boundaries of what can be achieved in a Big Top setting and deliver a joyful experience, full of surprises, to millions of people around the world.”

About Cirque du Soleil ECHO 

The World is Yours to Create

Cirque du Soleil brings new and surprising twists to its big top magic with a story about evolution and the symbiotic unions that our future depends on.

Poetry, stagecraft, daring acrobatics and technologies come together in a spectacle exploring the precious balance between humans, animals and the world we share.

As they navigate the phases of evolution, our main female protagonist Future and our characters learn that their actions have the power to shape the world. Inspired to collaborate, they come together to rebuild our planet piece by piece, creating the world we all want to live in.

Fueled by the power of invention, the hope of the youth and the importance of empathy, Cirque du Soleil ECHO invites the audience to participate in a universe of color, wonder and infinite possibilities.

Show creation team

Here is the team for this new creation, Cirque du Soleil’s 20th Big Top show.

Director : Mukhtar Omar Sharif Mukhtar

Original Concept : Es Devlin

Creation Director : Chantal Tremblay

Production Director : Serge Côté

Set and Props Designer : Es Devlin

Costume Designer : Nicolas Vaudelet

Composers : Jade Pybus and Andy Theakstone

Music Consultant and Music Arrangements : Thierry Angers             

Concepteur des éclairages : Martin Labrecque

Concepteur des projections : Jérôme Delapierre

Concepteur des performances acrobatiques : Daniel Cola

Concepteur des appareils acrobatiques : Jaque Paquin

Chorégraphe acrobatique : John Cartin

Chorégraphe mouvements : Andrew Skeels

Concepteur sonore : Jacques Boucher

Concepteur des maquillages : Julio Cesar Da Silveira


Ticket Information
Cirque du Soleil ECHO will be presented under the Big Top in the Old Port of Montreal starting April 20, 2023. Cirque Club members can purchase tickets for these performances online starting today at

Cirque du Soleil ECHO is presented by Sun Life Global Investments, presenting partner of the 2023 Canadian Tour. Cirque du Soleil would also like to thank Air Canada and Mastercard official partners.

About Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil has redefined how the world views the circus; from small town talent to a household name. Based in Montreal (Qc), the Canadian organization went on to become a global leader in live entertainment with the creation of world-class immersive and iconic experiences, across 6 continents. Cirque du Soleil connects with audiences by being genuine, human and inclusive. Privileged to work with artisans from 90 countries to bring their creativity to life on stages around the world, the company aims to make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art. Over the years, more than 215 million people have been inspired, in over 70 different countries. For more information, visit



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