Australia has been hit by a beetle invasion! The Cirque du Soleil blue-and-yellow Big Top has just arrived in Brisbane for the Australian premiere season of OVO, the show which takes audiences into the colourful and energetic world of insects.
Following the Brisbane season, the tour will move on to Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth.
Since its world premiere in 2009, OVO has visited more than 15 cities in Canada, United States and Mexico, delighting over 2 million spectators.
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.
The cast of OVO features 54 performing artists from 16 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. One highlight of the show is the stunning Flying Act in which a group of scarab beetles soar high above the stage. This breathtaking act combines many circus disciplines: banquine, Russian swing and swinging chair.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL – OVO – 2012/2013 AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Under the blue-and-yellow Big Top
Brisbane – From July 14 until September 2, 2012 at Northshore Hamilton
Sydney – From September 13 2012, Showring at The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
Adelaide – From December 6 2012, Tambawodli (next to Ellis Park), Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Melbourne – From January 17 2013, Melbourne Docklands
Perth – From April 14 2013, Langley Park
Tickets for OVO are on sale now at cirquedusoleil.com/ovo.