CORTEO, the latest Cirque du Soleil arena production, has embarked on a new journey throughout North America and will visit Oshawa at the Tribute Communities Centre from June 21 to June 24. Downtown Oshawa News readers and followers of our social media have a chance to win two tickets to the June 21st performance. All you have to do is post a photo of yourself clowning around, cartwheeling, juggling or anything else and you could win! You can add your post to our Facebook page or direct tweet us on Twitter at @downtownoshawa.
CORTEO, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.
The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music turns lyrical and playful carrying CORTEO through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.
The concept and disposition of the stage bring the audience in a theatrical atmosphere like never seen before in Cirque du Soleil arena shows. The set curtains, inspired by the Eiffel Tower, and the central curtains, which were hand painted, give a grandiose feel to the stage. This sets the tone for the poetry of CORTEO.
The cast of CORTEO includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.
Thursday, June 21, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Friday, June 22, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 23, 2018 – 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 24, 2018 – 1:30 pm & 5:00 pm