Since Cirque Du Soleil launched its CirqueConnect Hub in March, the weekly specials have been viewed 45 million times by fans and families. Every week, joy, happiness and wonder are brought into homes around the globe.
This week’s brand new 60-minute special features some of the best moments from CORTEO, VOLTA and TOTEM. Audiences can enjoy a front row seat to high-energy acts and discover never-before-seen angles that can only be experienced on screen.
With a daring and visually exciting marriage of disciplines, this week’s special will delight audiences with its dazzling display of cutting-edge technology blending into the timeless mystique of circus arts.
Among the acts showcased, to only name a few, are CORTEO’S Tournik act which merges horizontal bar techniques with circus arts, VOLTA’s Daydreaming act which features disciplines that seem worlds apart, a BMX flat land rider performing a riveting routine on his bike and engaging in a pas de deux with a ballet dancer, and TOTEM’s Roller Skate act, featuring a pair of roller skaters spinning and whirling at heart-stopping speeds atop a tiny platform shaped like a drum.
Tune in this Friday May 29th at 8pm BST, on the CirqueConnect content hub at cirquedusoleil.com/
The special will remain available on the CirqueConnect content hub for those who can’t watch on Friday. CirqueConnect provides at-home entertainment to fans and families alike during these social distancing times.
More about CORTEO
CORTEO, which means “cortege” in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.
Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music, by turns lyrical and playful, carries CORTEO through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.
More about VOLTA
VOLTA refers to a sudden about-face, a change in emotion or idea. It also speaks to the jolt of energy delivered through the show. VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves acrobatics into a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score.
VOLTA is a story of transformation. It is about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and the power of the group to make that possible. It celebrates freedom as a movement.
More about TOTEM
TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations.
Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. Somewhere between science and legend TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.