Corteo, the most enchanting arena production from Cirque du Soleil is back in North America and heading to Seattle, set to charm audiences for the very first time. Quick access to ticket info: here.
This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in Montreal under the Big Top in April 2005. Since its creation, the show has amazed over 10 million spectators, in 20 countries, on 4 continents.
Corteo will be presented at CLIMATE PLEDGE ARENA for 6 shows only from MARCH 2nd to MARCH 5th, 2023. 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.
The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. 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 turns lyrical and playful carrying Corteo through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality. In a Cirque du Soleil first, the stage is central in the arena and divides the venue, with each half of the audience facing the other half, giving a unique perspective not only of the show, but also a performer’s eye view of the audience. An atmosphere like never seen before in Cirque du Soleil arena shows. The set curtains, inspired by the Eiffel Tower, and the central curtains, which were hand painted, give a grandiose feel to the stage. This sets the tone for the poetry of Corteo.
Tickets for Corteo in SEATTLE are available online exclusively to Club Cirque members starting today at 10am. For free subscription, visit clubcirque.com . General on-sale starts on October 3rd at cirquedusoleil.com/corteo .
– Thursday, March 2nd, 2023 at 7:30pm
– Friday, March 3rd, 2023 at 7:30pm
– Saturday, March 4th, 2023 at 3:30pm & 7:30pm
– Sunday, March 5th, 2023 at 1pm & 5pm
Cirque du Soleil wishes to thank Air Canada, its official partner.
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.