Tickets to Cirque Éloize’s Cirkopolis are Available Now!
The Arsht Center’s anticipated summer 2016 spectacle!
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is proud to present the Florida premiere of CIRKOPOLIS, the critically-acclaimed, Drama Desk Award-winning show by Montreal-based circus troupe Cirque Éloize, as its marquee presentation for summer 2016. After two successful runs in 2011 and 2015 with their high-energy production of iD, artistic director Jeannot Painchaud and his talented cast return to Miami to wow fans with a new spectacle starting July 7 through July 31 in the Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House.
Tickets to CIRKOPOLIS are $49, $69 and $89*, and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.
With CIRKOPOLIS, Cirque Éloize takes their breathtaking blend of circus arts, theater, and dance to a highly-stylized metropolitan setting, where 11 acrobats and multidisciplinary artists rebel against monotony, reinvent themselves and challenge the limits of the factory-city as only they can. Accompanied by an original musical score and video projections, the artists live in a world where fantasy defies reality — the veil of anonymity and solitude is lifted and replaced by bursts of color.
The show unfolds scene by scene like an elemental universe, with sculptural imagery: jugglers brave the space, a contortionist is lifted by her companions in a surge of inspiration, and aerial artists defy the height of the skyscrapers. In CIRKOPOLIS, audiences will also experience the dance of the Cyr wheel – admiring the audacity of the German wheel and discovering the candor of a man who dreams only of dancing.
“CIRKOPOLIS was imagined as a crossroads – between imagination and reality, between individuality and community, between limits and possibilities. The show is driven by the poetic impulse of life, the physical prowess of the circus and its humor, at once serious and light-hearted. Entering CIRKOPOLIS is all about letting go and allowing yourself to be borne aloft by hope,” explains Cirque Éloize artistic director and CIRKOPOLIS co-director Jeannot Painchaud.
CIRKOPOLIS will play Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m., with additional matinee shows on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.