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Cirque du Soleil "KOOZA" Premiere Sydney



As was expected, Cirque du Soleil’s "KOOZA" was a spectacular performance. I'm still in awe of the amazing courage, beauty and skill of the performers.

KOOZA combines daring acrobatic performance with the art of clowning. I'm not really into clowns, but these characters in KOOZA won my heart, they were excellent at keeping the crowd entertained during the night with some very funny audience participation; just hope they don't choose you to go on stage!

The story of KOOZA is about "The Innocent as he takes a journey of self-discovery through a comic kingdom of eccentric characters, electrifying thrills and out-of-the-box surprises", and there are many surprises! I have to say I sat on the edge of my chair holding my breath many times during the performance!

The most thrilling performance for me, and I can't stop thinking about it, was the Wheel of Death; I've never seen such human 'superpower' in my life! The two performers manoeuvre and control this monster of a machine and it left me breathless.


As you would expect from Cirque du Soleil the music is brilliant and is a combination of world, dance, and mood. Excellent performances, especially the drummer (you will know what I mean by that when you attend the show).

Watching the performers, I sat wondering what it would be like to be so physically fit and flexible. The acrobatics are, as I mentioned earlier, almost 'superhuman'.

During the performance you will witness all sorts of amazing acts, and possibly you will never look at the humble chair again without remembering KOOZA.


Personally, I think KOOZA is sensational and a must see! You will witness extraordinary highwire performances, dancing skeletons, equisite costumes and much more, but I don't want to give it all away, do yourself a favour and experience the magic KOOZA for yourself. Tickets start at $60.


NOTES

Picture credit : OSA Images

Costume credit : Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt © 2007 Cirque du Soleil

KOOZA will be presented at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park from Thursday August 25, 2016 for a limited engagement. For show and ticket information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/kooza

About the Big Top and the Cirque du Soleil village:

  • The Big Top seats approximately 2,600 people.

  • On average, the site takes nine days to set up. This includes installation of entrance and rehearsal tents, administrative offices and the on-site kitchen. It usually only requires three days to take it all down again.

  • The Big Top stands 20 meters high and is 51 meters in diameter.

  • The canvas for the tent and its 11 tunnels weigh approximately 5000 kilograms.

  • The artistic tent includes a wardrobe area, dressing rooms, a fully equipped training area and a

physiotherapy room.

  • The kitchen is the heart of the village. It serves three meals a day to 300 people six days a week.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - KOOZA – 2016/2017 AUSTRALIAN TOUR Sydney - From August 25 2016, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park Brisbane - From November 24 2016, Skygate Brisbane Airport (near DFO) Melbourne - From January 20 2017, Flemington Racecourse Perth - From April 13 2017, Belmont Park Racecourse, Victoria Park Drive (off Farmer Freeway), Burswood

UPDATE 8TH SEPTEMBER KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil has been amazing audiences under the Big Top at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park with its death-defying acrobatics and genuinely funny clowns since it opened on August 25.Due to strong demand, Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that the Sydney season will be extended by one week until Sunday November 13 2016. Eight additional performances will go on sale this Saturday. Following the Sydney season KOOZA will tour to Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.Tickets for the final week of the Sydney season of KOOZA will go on sale on Saturday 10 September at www.cirquedusoleil.com/koozaor by phone on toll free 1800 036 685.

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