Cirque du Soleil brings KOOZA to Vancouver
KOOZA, the latest from Cirque du Soleil, tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world. Between strength and fragility, laughter and smiles, turmoil and harmony, KOOZA explores themes of fear, identity, recognition and power. The show is set in an electrifying and exotic visual world full of surprises, thrills, chills, audacity and total involvement.
KOOZA is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil that combines two circus traditions - acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mélange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor.
"KOOZA is about human connection and the world of duality, good and bad," says the show’s writer and director David Shiner. "The tone is fun and funny, light and open. The show doesn’t take itself too seriously, but it’s very much about ideas, too." The show starts with The Trickster bursting onto the scene like a jack-in-a-box right in front of The Innocent, and that is just the first of many surprises to follow. The Innocent’s journey brings him into contact with a panoply of comic characters such as the King, the Trickster, the Heimloss, the Pickpocket, the Obnoxious Tourist and his Bad Dog.
KOOZA opens Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Concord Pacific Place.
*stay tuned for a full review of the show in July.
Tickets available Saturday, April 10, 2010
Online at cirquedusoleil.com/kooza
or at 1.800.450.1480