A poetic, intense and colorful spectacle that must be seen!

Cirque Du Soleil, returned to Sydney on Thursday 25 August with its brand new show Kooza; a magical spectacle featuring some of the best acrobats and performers in the world.

 Photos: Matt Beard Costumes: Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt ©2012 Cirque du Soleil

Photo: Matt Beard / Costume: Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt ©2012 Cirque du Soleil

Written and directed by David ShinerKooza follows a naive kid (Vladislav Zolotarev) who dreams to fly his kite. However, all changes when a Trickster (Joey Arrigo), comes out from a mysterious box delivered to him. This in return unleashes a world full of amazing stuff including clowns, contortionists, daredevils, skeletons, music and more.

The first act of this fairly-tale begins with Mongolian contortionists Odgerel Byambadorj and Sunderiya Jargalsaikhan who quickly amaze audiences, followed by acrobat Marie-Eve Bisson who literally dances in the sky.

A Unicycle couple sets the tone for what is the most intense and amazing stunt of the first part of the show, as a group of daredevils deliver an impressive, yet stressful High Wire performance. This leaves every viewer at the edge of their sits from beginning to the very end.

The second act brings more emotions with the wheel of death – an act that needs to be seen to be believed. In addition, audiences will be able to relax with clown magic, hoops manipulation by Irina Akimova and dancers seen in Yao Deng Bo‘s mesmerising balancing chairs act.

Photos: Matt Beard Costumes: Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt ©2012 Cirque du Soleil

Photo: Matt Beard / Costumes: Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt ©2012 Cirque du Soleil

The poetic story ends with impressive teeterboard jumps, leaving our main character, the innocent kid, full of joy, as his kite, finally flies higher than ever, unleashing a standing ovation.

Overall, Kooza is unique and meaningful, as every act is a highlight on its own; from the colorful costumes to the performance itself. The flawless live music sets the tone every time and the crowd feels part of the adventure, with kids smiling and adults feeling like kids. This Alice in wonderland-type of visual experience will stay with you forever. A must-see!

 

Kooza is now showing in Sydney until November 6. Following Sydney, Kooza moves to Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.

For tickets and information go to www.cirquedusoleil.com/kooza

 

*Banner Aerial Hoop image. Photo: Brau Perez Marti / Costume: Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt © 2016 Cirque du Solei

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