Varekai opens May 27 at Save-On Foods Memorial centre

Varekai: Acrobatic tribute to the nomadic soul

Famous performance company comes to the South Island

Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world – a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai.

From the sky falls a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world populated by fantastical creatures, this young man sets off on an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of all possibilities, begins an inspired incantation to life rediscovered.

Varekai will be performed at Save-On Foods Memorial Centre from May 27 to 31. Tickets available at: http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/varekai/show/acts.aspx.

The word Varekai means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers. This production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to the infinite passion of those whose quest takes them along the path that leads to Varekai.

Meet Icarus, The Betrothed, The Guide and the Skywatcher. The characters perform on trapeze, aerial straps, swings and slippery surfaces. They are acrobats, dancers and clowns.

These exceptional acrobats fuel our imagination with fantasy and take us to places we have never been. It is a show for all ages and it bringsout the wonder of our childhood imagination of worlds not in this realm. If you’ve never seen a Cirque du Soleil production, this is your chance.

Cirque du Soleil is a Quebec based company recognized all over the world for high-quality, artistic entertainment. Since its dawn in 1984, Cirque du Soleil has constantly sought to evoke the imagination, invoke the senses and provoke the emotions of people around the world.

• In 1984, 73 people worked for Cirque du Soleil. Today, the business has 4,000 employees worldwide, including more than 1,300 artists.

• At the Montreal International Headquarters alone, there are close to 1,500 employees.

• More than 100 types of occupations can be found at Cirque.

• The company’s employees and artists represent more than 50 nationalities and speak 25 different languages.

• Close to 150 million spectators have seen a Cirque du Soleil show since 1984.

• Cirque du Soleil hasn’t received any grants from the public or private sectors since 1992.

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