have you ever watched a cirque du soleil show? if you haven't, you must!! we remember the first time we saw one, it was in hong kong, maybe, oh, 10 years ago. we were there for a press junket (don't recall for what. maybe for louis vuitton, they always have the best junkets) and part of the itinerary was a cirque du soleil show. we thought to ourselves, ho-hum just some boring circus show for kids binderbindat blablabla... man, were we wrong! because we were blown away by the performance!! it was WOW!!! that's the only way to describe it.
but you don't have to go to hong kong or macau or to las vegas to watch cirque du soleil because they're coming here! to manila!! in june!!! and tickets are available now na!
For the first time in its history, Cirque du Soleil will visit Manila with its live touring production VAREKAI premiering June 22, 2011 for a limited engagement under the blue-and- yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) located at the Luneta, across Quirino Grandstand. Tickets will go on sale starting 12:00 midnight of Friday March 4, 2010 through our online box office at www.hoopla.ph or www.cirquedusoleil.com. For inquiries, call 775-0939, 881-0947, 0919-4508125 and 0917-4436463.
About the show
Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary worlda world where something else is possible. A world called VAREKAI. The sky lets go a solitary young man, and the story of VAREKAI begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world imbued with fantastical creatures, a young man takes flight in an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of pure and undiluted possibility, begins an inspired incantation to a life rediscovered and to a newly found wonder in the mysteries of the world and the mind. The word VAREKAI (pronounced ver·ay·’kie) means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsiesthe universal wanderers. Written and directed by Dominic Champagne, this production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai. VAREKAI emerges from an explosive fusion of drama and acrobatics. The impossible becomes possible in stunning displays of skill and power set against innovative music and otherworldly sets, interwoven with vivid choreography that speaks to all in the universal language of movement. The
pendulum of time sweeps backward, paying tribute to the ancient and rare circus traditions of Icarian games, water meteors and Georgian dance. VAREKAI then catapults to the future with revolutionary twists on such acts as Russian swings, body skating and triple trapeze.
Wednesday 22 Jun 7:30 PM
Thursday 23 Jun 7:30 PM
Friday 24 Jun 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Saturday 25 Jun 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday 26 Jun 1:00 & 5:00 PM
Monday 27 Jun
Tuesday 28 Jun 7:30 PM
Wednesday 29 Jun 7:30 PM
Thursday 30 Jun 7:30 PM
Friday 1 Jul 7:30 PM
Saturday 2 Jul 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday 3 Jul 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
Monday 4 Jul
Tuesday 5 Jul 7:30 PM
Wednesday 6 Jul 7:30 PM
Thursday 7 Jul 7:30 PM
Friday 8 Jul 7:30 PM
and here's a sneak peek! we managed to take a video at last night's press conference at manila hotel (which is co-sponsoring the event). but of course it'll be 1,000 times more fabulous than this!