Cirque du Soleil’s most acclaimed touring show to date, KURIOS – Cabinet of CuriositiesCirque du Soleil’s most acclaimed touring show to date, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities™ held under the brand new white-and-grey big top at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park.

Written and directed by Michel Laprise, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed. In an alternate yet familiar past, in a place where wonders abound for those who trust their imagination, a scientist (“The Seeker”) is convinced that there exists a hidden world – a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams await. Out of his curio cabinet steps an international cast of 47 artists from 17 countries, a collection of otherworldly characters made up of world-class gymnasts, acrobats, contortionists, handpuppeteers, yo-yo wizards, clowns, actors and musicians. Together they turn the Seeker’s steampunk world upside-down as they are guided by an energetic gypsy jazz, electro swing soundtrack.

 

 

“KURIOS is the most enthralling, consistently over-the-top magical show Cirque du Soleil has sent our way in a long time.” San Francisco Chronicle

Some Curious Facts about KURIOS….

  • To make the Accordion Man’s attire, the costume-maker spent an entire week sewing inside the costume
  • With a cast of 47 artists from 17 countries
  • Australian Rima Hadchiti, the artist who plays Mini Lili is 3.3 feet tall and weighs 41 pounds. She is one of the 10 smallest people in the world
  • The mechanical hand weighs 750 pounds and measures 15 feet by 6.8 feet
  • More than a hundred costumes were created to dress the cast of KURIOS
  • There are 426 props in the show, the most of any production in Cirque du Soleil’s history
  • The 122 tour members come from 18 different countries. Some have been touring with Cirque du Soleil for more than 15 years
  • This is the first time that Cirque du Soleil presents a welcoming act on top of the big top before the show starts. When weather permits, 3 artists climb up the big top and greet the guests from above while playing music and acting. Guests get a taste of the KURIOS experience as soon as they enter the site
  • It took the team of props makers approximately 250 hours to build Mr. Microcosmos’ round belly
  • All performers are responsible for applying their own make-up every show, which can take them between 40 minutes and two hours

“Astonishing. Kurios inspires wonder, awe, excitement and suspense.” The Los Angeles Times “It is not to be missed on any account” The Chicago Tribune

SEASON: From 2 October to 24 November 2019 VENUE Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

PERFORMANCES: Tuesday to Friday 8pm; Saturday 4:30pm & 8pm; Sunday 1:30pm & 5pm

TICKET PRICE: From $50* *Terms & Conditions apply, booking fees apply

BOOKINGS: www.cirquedusoleil.com/kurios

 

 

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