Dancing bugs set up their blue and yellow Big Top or “Grand Chapiteau” at the Port Lands on Cherry Street today in preparation for their show, OVO, the Cirque du Soleil’s 25th production in 25 years.
The Grand Chapiteau stands 19 meters high, 51 meters in diameter and is supported by four masts, each 25 meters tall. It seats more than 2,500 people in a climate-controlled environment, and it requires a team of approximately 80 people to raise.
In OVO (meaning “egg” in Portuguese), Brazilian director/choreographer Deborah Colker offers a vision of a colourful ecosystem teeming with life, where, accompanied by the rhythm of Brazilian sound, insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement.
The drama, stories, costumes, makeup, sheer talent in this show are sure to delight spectators of all ages. Children will adore the various crickets, dragonflies, fleas, ants and spiders in the show, while adults will continue to enjoy the signature Cirque du Soleil originality and acrobatics.
The Creators of OVO
- Guy Laliberté: Artistic Guide
- Gilles Ste-Croix : Artistic Guide
- Deborah Colker : Writer, Director and Choreographer
- Chantal Tremblay: Director of Creation
- Gringo Cardia : Set and props Designer
- Liz Vandal: Costume Designer
- Berna Ceppas: Composer and Musical Director
- Éric Champoux: Lighting Designer
- Jonathan Deans: Sound Designer
- Fred Gérard: Acrobatic Equipment and Rigging Designer
- Philippe Aubertin: Acrobatic Performance Designer
- Julie Bégin: Makeup Designer
Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2009. From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has more than 4,000 employees from over 40 different countries, including 1,000 performing artists.
Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to almost 90 million spectators in over 200 cities on five continents. In 2009, Cirque du Soleil will present 20 shows simultaneously throughout the world. The company has received such prestigious awards as the Emmy, Drama Desk, Bambi, ACE, Gémeaux, Félix and the Rose d’Or de Montreux. Cirque du Soleil’s International Headquarters are in Montreal, Canada.
OVO Tickets and Shows in Toronto
OVO will be in Toronto September 3 to November 8, 2009 .
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.
- Fridays and Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
- Sundays at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
*Schedule subject to change without noticeTICKET PRICES (tax included)
- $45.50-$91* for children aged 2 to 12 inclusive
- $65-$130* for adults
*Prices vary depending on ticket category and day of the week
Special prices for students and seniors
There is also a VIP Tapis Rouge package which includes one of the best seats in the house, as well as access to the VIP suite one hour before the show and during intermission. The adult package is available for $250 and the child package for $175 (aged 2 to 12 years old inclusive). Prices include taxes.GROUP RESERVATIONS AND PERSONS WITH A MOBILITY IMPAIRMENT