The story of Cirque du Soleil Quidam
is about a lonely, little bored girl whose apathetic parents do not pay attention to her, which convinces the girl that her life is meaningless and exceedingly ordinary. The girl finds herself confronted with the ultimate existential dilemma of monotony. In search of something more that would give reason to her purposeless existence, she zones out into the spirited, magical world of imagination, or to be more precise- quidam . Here she comes across extraordinary characters that help her free her soul and discover something much more special about and beyond herself. The story really is as the Cirque du Soleil Quidam tickets
say, ‘a young girl’s escape into the world of imagination’.
The theme of Cirque du Soleil Quidam
is arguably, a philosophical undertaking that determines the many poetic possibilities of the concept of ‘quidam’. Quidam, as Cirque du Soliel describes is a ‘nameless passerby, a solitary figure lingering on the street corner, a person rushing past and swallowed by the crowd. It could be anyone, anybody’. The show’s underlying idea embarks upon a romance that engages the spectators to consider the possibility of finding such fascinating wonders in the apparently mundane, ordinary routines of life. The poetic theme of Cirque du Soleil Quidam
in its entirety, speaks to the soul, while nourishing the imagination and revealing the many endless possibilities of human creativity. Owing to the intellectually stimulating aspect of the show, it can be said that the Cirque du Soleil Quidam tickets
offer a unique opportunity for the spectators to fully immerse in the expansiveness of the mind.
Creating the most suspenseful sense of spectacle and a heightened sense of drama, the Cirque du Soleil Quidam
features what in circus terminology is known as aerial silk. In this act the lithe artist performs acrobatics in mid-air suspended at astounding heights by silk. The performer does this without any safety lines, which makes this act all the more overwhelming for the audience. To make it even more intense, Cirque du Soleil Quidam
sets this act to haunting music, while the artist not only skillfully performs the aerial task of suspension but also does contortionist acrobats. Other fascinating acts of the show feature Banquine, Cloud Swing, German Wheel, Diabolos, Skipping Rope, Hand Balancing, Spanish Web, Statue, Juggling and Aerial Hoops. These many acts explore the natural beauty, strength, agility and flexibility of the human body performing a score of dangerously dexterous acrobatics while also applying the mental exercises of intense concentration. Cirque du Soleil Quidam
brings a cast of more than 50 musicians, singers, acrobats and characters. The characters comprise of the young girl Zoe, a newspaper-obsessed Father, a stoic like Mother, the talented ringmaster John, who possesses rather unusually exciting traits as a teacher, the Target whose being is dedicated to living in empty space. He befriends and gives company to Zoe while being simultaneously present and absent. Other characters include Boum-Boum, a lifeless yet physically super-fit person who is solely alive because his soul cannot escape his body. Then there is the Clown whose spirit truly embodies the real purpose of attending circus which is not just a colorful entertainment event but also a ‘universal spectacle’ as Cirque du Soleil describes it. Lastly, there is the Aviator who though is equipped with wings but is unable and unprepared to take-off because of a host of reasons relating to uncertainty, insecurity and fear of failure. Each of the characters comprehensively mirrors qualities and dis-qualities that the spectators can perhaps alongside relate to and engage in dialogue with.
The Cirque du Soleil Quidam,
in its metaphorically dense narrative and intricately structured, complex series of spectacles, presents the only one of its kind performances enriching its audience with a limitlessly impacting experience.
In the early eighties the concept of entertainment titled as ‘circus’ was introduced which evolved over the years turning into what we know as Cirque du Soleil
today. The show if traced back to its roots, finds its origin in the region of Quebec. Initially the only entertainment the state had for its people was the ‘High Heels Club’ formed by a group of some young public entertainers. The growing popularity of the amusing acts forced the artists to take this up on a larger scale and set up a proper festival where everybody could gather to enjoy the show altogether. Finally in the mid eighties a show titled Cirque Du Soleil
was born. Cirque Du Soleil
is one show that allows your imaginations to go wild. The daring stunts with the dexterity and grace mix the art of the street performers and circus together, making it an ultimate experience for the audiences. The expert jugglers, fire blowers and the acrobats might seem quite simple to the human eye but it actually obscures an intimidating complexity. The professionalism of the artists shows off by the finesse of the execution in making the movements. Challenging the laws of gravity, the performers sway along the ropes from the dizzying heights, stunning the spectators enough to not even allow a blink of an eye. Not only this, the entrancing music actually takes the audience on the tour to the imaginary world where you can actually witness your fantasies live! Be it dancing or the sporty astounding stunts, you get to see the most unusual moves you have ever seen in your life. Cirque Du Soleil
is not only known for amusing the audiences with the amazing performances but it’s also the way the artists are dressed up that happens to be an identifying factor for the show. Whenever the show is mentioned, the painted faces, dressed up in unusual flashy outfits come into your minds. Solely the idea of the show brings in excitement because of its unique characteristics. Cirque Du Soleil
draws inspiration from the cultures across the globe. It is an effort to smudge the boundaries drawn for art among various disciplines. Defining the show by making it fall in the category of ‘Arts’ makes it cross all boundaries of creativity, attracting the best from the available inspirations worldwide.
The show has received massive appreciation to date. It has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has achieved many Drama Desk, Prime Time Emmy and Gemini Awards among many others. Bringing in improvements every year, the show is themed on a different concept every time. It has a separate show just for the adult audience named ‘ Zumanity ’, with ‘ La Nouba’ focusing just on children and many others of the like. It has a different set design according to the concept of the show and employs professional set designers for the purpose. The secret behind flawless creativity on display is the hard work of directors, choreographers and trainers who instruct them professionally, making them practice to perfection. Cirque Du Soleil
has planned 2011 with exciting shows including an annual seasonal show ‘ Zarkana ’ based on a story of a magician. This will be followed by ‘Iris’ that is themed around movies and the different genres of cinema. It will also educate the audience about the history of cinema and the movie making process. Quidam
is the forthcoming show by the Cirque creators and it’s a story of a lonely girl who seeks refuge in her imaginary world. The concept might seem simple to you but Cirque certainly knows the way to juggle with creativity making it a memorable experience for the audiences. Cirque Du Soleil Quidam Tickets
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