Cirque du Soleil OVO at Times Union Jan 29 to Feb 2
Cirque du Soleil OVO is coming to the Times Union Center in January. Promising to offer a tiny world teeming with colorful insects, non-stop energy and fantastic acrobatic feats, Cirque du Soleil OVO is a visually dazzling and heart-stopping event that uses acrobatics, technology, art and music to thoroughly engage and entertain. OVO is the 25th Cirque du Soleil live production created on the company’s 25th anniversary.
OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual.
The cast of OVO is comprised of 52 performing artists from 14 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. OVO is now a Cirque du Soleil classic. It features over 10 different high-level acrobatic acts such as foot juggling and Icarian Games, hand-balancing, contortion, aerial straps, slackwire, Russian cradle and a signature final act mixing trampoline, tumbling and rock-climbing.
The Creative Team behind the world of OVO is: Artistic Guides Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix; Writer, Director and Choreographer Deborah Colker (first female director at Cirque du Soleil); Director of Creation Chantal Tremblay; Set and props Designer Gringo Cardia; Costume Designer Liz Vandal; Composer and Musical Director Berna Ceppas; Lighting Designer Éric Champoux; Sound Designer Jonathan Deans and for the first time at Cirque du Soleil: Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer Fred Gérard; Acrobatic Performance Designer Philippe Aubertin; and Makeup Designer Julie Bégin.
Tickets for the events are on sale at www.cirquedusoleil.com/ovo.