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Cirque du Soleil Announces Big Top Show 'Kooza'

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL RETURNS TO AUCKLAND
WITH THEIR CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION
KOOZA
Written and Directed by David Shiner

KOOZA TO OPEN FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8th, 2019

AN ADRENALINE RUSH OF ACROBATICS UNDER THE FAMOUS BLUE-AND-YELLOW BIG TOP

Tickets on sale : Monday, October 8th, 2018.

Embargoed until Thursday, October 4th, 2018 : Cirque du Soleil is ecstatic to return to Auckland with its trademark blue-and-yellow big top (Grand Chapiteau) for the first time in FIVE years, with the spectactular production KOOZA. A breath-taking, colourful homage to the traditions of circus, KOOZA will premiere Friday, February 8th, 2019 and will perform for a limited engagement at Alexandra Park, Epsom.

Tickets are now available online at
www.cirquedusoleil.com/kooza

About KOOZA
Cirque du Soleil rediscovers its origins with the company’s first Big Top show since Totem in 2014. A return to the intimate and fundamental human elements of circus, KOOZA combines thrilling acrobatic performance with the art of clowning. We follow The Innocent as he takes a journey of self-discovery through a comic kingdom of eccentric characters, electrifying thrills and out-of-the-box surprises.

Presented in a colorful mélange, KOOZA springs open like a bejeweled toy box to capture the audience’s imagination and set their pulse racing. Sheer human effort - performance in its rawest, purest form - is showcased in all its splendor and fragility.

The international cast of 50 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors present heart-stopping feats and laugh-out-loud antics to a live soundtrack fusion of jazz, funk and Bollywood beats.

“KOOZA is a show that blends, almost to perfection, its sub-continental sounds, its stunning lighting and costumes with theatrical ingenuity and acrobatic wonder.”
The Independent, London

“… a thrilling spectacle jam-packed with white-knuckle acrobatic moments.”
Los Angeles Times

“KOOZA, a back-to-basics affair, presents the usual rubbery contortionists, fearless tightrope walkers and other gravity-defying daredevils. But what is special about this new production is that Cirque introduces some carefully choreographed chaos and old-fashioned sideshow spark… the real pleasures are the genuinely funny clowns.”
The New York Times

“… my heart stopped, I held my breath and even stifled a gasp.”
The Daily Mail, UK


For more information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/kooza

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - KOOZA – AUCKLAND 2019
Opens Friday, February 8th, 2019 for a limited engagement.

About Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,400 artists from more than 50 different countries.

Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 190 million spectators in more than 450 cities in over sixty countries on six continents.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com
To find out more about the ONE DROP Foundation, visit www.onedrop.org

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