Cirque du Soleil Makes a Triumphant Return to Toronto with Star-Studded Red Carpet Premiere for KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities
Many Canadian celebrities in film, television, and music came out in droves for one of the first major red carpet event of the year, buzzing with excitement and anticipation for the return of Cirque du Soleil in Toronto. Singer-songwriter Serena Ryder, Canada’s Got Talent hosts Trish Stratus and Kardinal Offishall, and Scott McGillivray were on hand. Juno Rinaldi and Sarah McVie (Workin’ Moms), Wes Hall (Dragon’s Den),Canada’s Drag Race queens Kimora Amour and Juice Boxx who stunned on the red carpet. It was also a family affair for young stars including Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (Disney’s Turning Red), Vasili Prangikos (Take Note), Roman Pesino (Run the Burbs) internet sensation Callan Perks ‘Coach Cal.’.
Trevor White (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Elvis Stojko, and Raptors Superfan Nav Bhatia were also among attending guests, along with The Trews, and music producer Director X, who all experienced a night of inspiration and joy. Top influencers and content creators were there to capture it all for social media.
Cirque du Soleil President and CEO, Stéphane Lefebvre; Executive Vice-Chairman of the Board, Daniel Lamarre; President of Touring Shows Division, Mike Newquist; and Michel Laprise, Writer and Director, KURIOS, all joined to celebrate a long-awaited return to live entertainment following the two-year global hiatus of live events.
“We couldn’t be more excited to FINALLY be back in Toronto and reunited with Cirque du Soleil fans in Ontario,” said Stéphane Lefebvre. “Traveling to invoke the imagination, provoke the senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world has always been the core mission of Cirque du Soleil; to be able to do it all over again with KURIOS, right here at Ontario Place, sparks an indescribable feeling of pride in all our artists and employees. We truly want to come here every year!”
Comprised of 110 tour members from over 24 countries, the cast and crew of KURIOS have been working tirelessly for months to bring to life this impressive show that celebrates the power of imagination. Since the world premiere in Montreal in 2014, and its debut in Toronto the same year, KURIOS has mesmerized over 4.5 million spectators in 30 cities worldwide with over 2,000 performances.
Cirque du Soleil KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities runs through to July 17, 2022.
Tickets can be purchased at cirquedusoleil.com/kurios.
Cirque du Soleil wishes to thank Sun Life Global Investments, presenting partner of KURIOS—Cabinet of curiosities, and Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte and Mastercard, its official partners.
In an alternate yet familiar past, KURIOS steps inside the mechanical lab of an inventor convinced that there exists a hidden, invisible world - a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams await. Once the inventor succeeds to unlock the door to this world of wonders, time comes to a complete stop and an uplifted cast of otherworldly characters invades his curio cabinet, bringing his makeshift creations to life one by one. As the visible becomes invisible and perspectives transform, KURIOS bursts into a celebration of the power of the imagination.
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 artists 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 cirquedusoleil.com.
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