Sheesh… If these video highlights don’t make you want to go and see Cirque Éloize I don’t know what will!
I just love this description: mind-blowing fusion of new theatrical circus arts and urban dance
The following is an official press release:
Cirque Éloize iD extends Montecasino season to four weeks
For 20 years now, Cirque Éloize has been taking the public and critics by storm in more than 440 cities around the world. Cirque Éloize’s dazzling and energetic show entitled “iD” comes to South Africa for the very first time at the Teatro at Montecasino opening onTuesday, 19 August. Showtime Management, SA promoters of this unique visual spectacular that combines contemporary circus arts and urban dance announced the show is extending by a week to accommodate public demand. “iD” must close on 14 September. With a limited season of only four weeks, patrons are encouraged to book now to avoid disappointment.
This astonishing modern circus transports audiences to a vibrant urban streetscape. The stage comes alive with the boundless energy of acrobats, break dancers, and contortionists, who perform against a kaleidoscope of eye-popping video projections, building to a stunning finale on a one-of-a-kind video trampowall. Everyone will love this mind-blowing fusion of new theatrical circus arts and urban dance! It’s like no other show ever seen before in South Africa. You don’t want to miss it!
Based on the multidisciplinary talents of its artists, Cirque Éloize expresses its innovative nature through theatricality and humanity, and combines circus arts with music, dance and theatre in a path-breaking and original manner. With iD, Cirque Éloize presents a show positively crackling with daring and modernity. Cirque Éloize’s iD is a blend of circus arts and urban dance: b-boying/b-girling, breakdance, hip-hop and more. The scene is set in the heart of a city, in a public space where people seek refuge and a chance to shed their anonymity; a place where identity is forged and individuality is expressed to a stimulating soundtrack created by composers Jean-Phi Goncalves (Beast) and Alex McMahon.
The mesmerizing integration of multimedia gives this show a unique feel. Fourteen performers from twelve disciplines help create iD’s entertaining and resolutely urban universe, in keeping with Cirque Éloize’s tradition of using multidisciplinary performers from around the world.
It’s time for a dance fuelled adrenaline rush. Get ready to be blown away by the pulsating and captivating performances that make Cirque Éloize iD the not to be missed family entertainment happening of the year. Hurry, book now at Computicket. Special family packages available via Computicket. For Montecasino Group Hospitality and Show and Stay Packages please dial telephone 011 367 4250
Teatro at Montecasino
From 19 August until 14 September 2014
No Monday shows
Tuesday to Saturday @ 20h00
Saturday @ 15h00
Sunday 14h00 and 18h00[GP1]
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ 20h00 & Sunday @ 18h00:
R120, R150, R250, R350
Friday @ 20h00, Saturday @ 15h00 and 20h00 and Sunday @ 14h00:
R150, R200, R300, R400
Family Package (4 to 6): R300.00 per ticket
Valid Tue – Thu at 20h00 & Sun at 18h00 – Top Price Only
Only available at Computicket stores or the call centre on 083 915 8000
50% Discount on top price only – subject to availability
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8pm performances ONLY. Available after 2pm on the day of the performance.
Part-time and full-time students, including visiting international students. Student must be present with their student card. One show ticket only per valid card that must have a recognisable original photograph. Only available at the Teatro/Montecasino Box Office.
Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000 / 011 340 8000, visit www.computicket.com or visit your nearest Computicket service centre.
Strictly Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm ONLY
Contact: Beth McKey
Landline: 011 476 5456
Cell: 073 321 2191
Cirque Éloize iD: http://www.cirque-eloize.com/en/shows/id
Showtime Management: www.showtime.co.za
Follow Cirque Éloize iD on Twitter @showtime_SA
and Facebook /showtimemanagementsa
MONTECASINO HOSPITALITY PACKAGES:
For Group Dinner and Show Hospitality Packages please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 011 367 4250
MONTECASINO SHOW AND STAY PACKAGES:
For Show-and-Stay Packages at one of the Montecasino Hotels (available for Friday 8pm and Saturday 8pm performances only) please contact email@example.com or telephone 011 367 4250
ABOUT CIRQUE ÉLOIZE (Canada)
Since the founding of the company in 1993, Cirque Éloize has been expressing its innovative nature through theatricality and humanity. By combining circus arts with theater, dance and music in an original manner it has positioned itself at the heart of the renewal of circus arts. With ten original productions to its credit, Cirque Éloize has presented more than 4,000 performances in 440 cities, in some 40 countries around the world. The company has also been presented in international festivals around the world and has won numerous awards including 10 medals and prizes at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris. In addition to its touring shows, Cirque Éloize develops custom made concepts for international special events. To date, more than such 1,300 events have taken place. Cirque Éloize currently has two shows on tour: iD and CIRKOPOLIS. For more information about the company, please visit cirque-eloize.com.
ABOUT SHOWTIME MANAGEMENT (SA)
Originally founded by Hazel Feldman and now with her son and partner, Tony – Showtime Management has set the benchmark for the presentation of quality, international-standard shows and events, many of which have been presented throughout Asia, Europe and Las Vegas. Concert productions include: The Rolling Stones; Frank Sinatra; Elton John; Rod Stewart; Pavarotti; Seal; Diana Ross; Liza Minnelli; The 3 Tenors; Black Eyed Peas; Deadmau5; 50 Cent; George Benson; Swedish House Mafia, the FIFA 2010 Kick-off Concert with John Legend; Shakira and a host of international and local artistes; Tap Dogs; Hardwell; the Electric 2014 NYE Ball featuring the legendary Carl Cox and this year’s line-up features Eminem’s Rapture SA Tour, Ultra, Disney on Ice and Cirque Eloize. Musical Theatre productions include FAME; CHICAGO; WE WILL ROCK YOU, BEAUTY & THE BEAST; HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL; RENT; MAMMA MIA!; DREAMGIRLS; MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL; BEAUTIFUL CREATURES; DIRTY DANCING and JERSEY BOYS.