Alegría is a classic Cirque du Soleil production that has received international acclaim and wowed over 10 million people worldwide since it premiered in 1994 in Montreal. Alegría is a Spanish word that means happiness, joy and jubilation and features an international cast of 55 performers and musicians from 17 countries and showcases breathtaking acrobatics.
Phil Bowdery, President of Touring for Live Nation said: “Cirque du Soleil is a global phenomenon and Alegría is regarded as a jewel in its crown. It’s the ultimate in live entertainment and we’re thrilled to have it tour in even more UK arenas in 2013.”
The spectacular 2½ hour production showcases gravity-defying acrobatics, which will dazzle and astound audiences of all ages. Fans will hold their breath as the skill and poise of the world-renowned performers are put to the test with dramatic acrobatics such as the intense and high-energy Aerial High Bars in which daring aerialists fly to catchers swinging more than 40 feet above the stage.
In the rhythmic and dangerous Fire-Knife Dance, artists manipulate flaming knives around their bodies, while Power Track showcases a brilliant display of synchronized choreography and tumbling on a trampoline system magically concealed under the stage floor. In Russian Bars, artists fly through the air and perform spectacular somersaults and mid-air turns, landing on bars perched on the sturdy shoulders of catchers.
For full tour information please visit: www.cirquedusoleil.com
What the press say about Alegria:
'A truly unmissable experience, the jewel in Cirque's crown.' (Metro)
'A multi-sensory delight, that really does have to be seen to be believed.' (Express & Star)
'Unimaginable contortions.' (Daily Record)
'Amazing. Jaw-droppingly spectacular and perfectly seamless.' (Manchester Evening News)
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