Cirque Du Soleil returns to Toronto with their new show, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities – April 14 to July 17, 2022
KURIOS™ – Cabinet of Curiosities is Cirque du Soleil’s 35th production since 1984, with a cast of 46 artists from 16 different countries. About 60% of the artists have already worked with Cirque du Soleil before. Cabinets of curiosities are the ancestors of museums, also known as cabinet of wonder in the Renaissance Europe. Aristocrats, members of the merchant class and early practitioners of science formed collections of historical relics, works of art, or mysterious travel souvenirs. The show weaves jaw-dropping acrobatics with a refreshing touch of poetry, artistry and humour. A mind-boggling escape from reality, KURIOS unveils a festive, steampunk-inspired universe where the unexpected lies at every corner.
In an alternate yet familiar past, in a place where wonders abound for those who trust their imagination, a Seeker discovers that in order to glimpse the marvels that lie just below the surface, we must first learn to close our eyes. In his larger-than-life curio cabinet, the Seeker is convinced that there exists a hidden, invisible world – a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams lie waiting. A collection of otherworldly characters suddenly steps into his makeshift mechanical world. When the outlandish, benevolent characters turn his world upside down with a touch of poetry and humor in an attempt to ignite the Seeker’s imagination, his curios jump to life one by one before his very eyes.
What if by engaging our imagination and opening our minds we could unlock the door to a world of wonders? Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down.
Opening night saw a variety of local celebs and other Kurios personalities show up to celebrate!
KURIOS™ – Cabinet of Curiosities – April 14 to July 17, 2022
Ontario Place, Under The Big Top – 955 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto
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