With tickets to the Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne runs of this show set to go on sale tomorrow, Cirque du Soleil have announced that its trademark blue-and-yellow big top will be returning to Australia later this year with their production of KOOZA. They have described this show as a “sparkling, colourful homage to the traditions of circus”. For a closer look at this production, check out the trailer above and synopsis at the bottom of this post.
The 2016/2017 tour of KOOZA is set to begin at the Sydney Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park from August 25 2016. It will then be headed to Skygate Brisbane Airport (Near DFO) for a season starting November 24 2016, before moving to the Melbourne Flemington Racecourse starting January 20 2017. A Perth season is also planned, but no dates have been confirmed as of this post.
Tickets to see KOOZA are set to go on sale starting February 19 2016, and can be purchased via the show’s official website.
Official “About KOOZA”
Cirque du Soleil rediscovers its origins with the company’s eighth Big Top show to tour Australia. 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.