CIRQUE DU SOLEIL PRESENTS
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN LEBANON
THE SIGNATURE PRODUCTION SALTIMBANCO
Performances in Lebanon from May 10-13, 2012
February 23rd, 2012: The international entertainment group Cirque du Soleil will perform for the first time ever in Lebanon with its vibrant, signature production Saltimbanco from May 10 – 13, 2012 at Forum de Beyrouth.
Tickets for the general public will be available starting March 1st at Virgin Ticketing outlets (Downtown, City Mall, Tripoli, Hamra, and ABC Achrafieh) or online at www.route69p.com or www.cirquedusoleil.com/saltimbanco.
Saltimbanco is Cirque du Soleil’s longest-running touring show and has performed since 1992 to wide-spread acclaim to sell-out audiences in Europe, North and South America, Australia, Japan, and New Zealand for more than 11.5 million enthusiastic fans.
Classic Cirque du Soleil at its best, Saltimbanco is a thrilling and kaleidoscopic celebration of awe inspiring artistry and agility. With a cast of 50 high-caliber artists hailing from 20 different countries, Saltimbanco features breathtaking acrobatics and unbelievable athleticism during solo spotlights and epic ensembles. From the seemingly impossible balancing, jumping and spinning during the Chinese Poles or the Russian Swing to the gravity-defying Bungees and Trapeze, the crowd pleasing Juggling and Acrobatic Bicycle, to the celebrated and very unique Clowns. Technical expertise and extravagant design are woven together by uplifting spectacular costumes, amazing lighting, humor and enchanting music and magic. Full of colour, amusement and amazement, Saltimbanco is a fun show for the whole family to enjoy.
Saltimbanco —from the Italian “saltare in banco,” which literally means “to jump on a bench”—explores the urban experience in all its myriad forms: the people who live there, their idiosyncrasies and likenesses, families and groups, the hustle and bustle of the street and the towering heights of skyscrapers.
A signature show, it is inspired by the urban fabric of the metropolis and its colourful inhabitants. Decidedly baroque in its visual vocabulary, the show’s eclectic cast of characters draws spectators into a fanciful, dreamlike world, an imaginary city where diversity is a cause for hope.
About Cirque du Soleil:
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries.
Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents. Cirque du Soleil International Headquarters are in Montreal, Canada. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.
S H O W I N F O R M A T I O N:
Forum de Beyrouth
Show Schedule (May 10 – 13, 2012):
Thursday, May 10 at 8:30pm
Friday, May 11 at 8:30pm
Saturday, May 12 at 4:30pm and 8:30pm
Sunday, May 13 at 4:30pm and 8:30pm
CATEGORY 1, 2, 3 TICKETS:
Regular: $35 & $50
“Due to popular demand, Cirque du Soleil in collaboration with Route 69, has added another four performances to the Beirut tour of Saltimbanco at Forum de Beyrouth:
Friday May 18th at 8:30 PM
For more information on show dates and reservations please contact all Virgin Branches.”
For show and ticket information, please visit www.route69p.com or www.cirquedusoleil.com/saltimbanco
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Office Fax: 01-494443