Cirque Du Soleil is Presenting Alegria to Philadelphia
Last year Cirque Du Soleil wowed everyone who attended their productions of Kooza at the Grand Chapiteau in the Avenue Of The Arts. It was a stunning performance that combined two circus traditions â€“ acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. It also highlighted the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mÃ©lange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor.
But Alegria is poised to be a much bigger performance. AlegrÃa is a mood, a state of mind. The themes of the show, whose name means “jubilation” in Spanish, are many. Power and the handing down of power over time, the evolution from ancient monarchies to modern democracies, old age, youthâ€”it is against this backdrop that the characters of AlegrÃa play out their lives. Kings’ fools, minstrels, beggars, old aristocrats and children make up its universe, along with the clowns, who alone are able to resist the passing of time and the social transformations that accompany it. It’s stunts will feature many acts of contortion, fire knife dancing, hand balancing, synchronized trapeze mastery, and then some. and it’s cast will include an ensemble of elegant singers, magical nymphs, and humorous clowns.
Alegria will be featured at the Liacouras Center, which is located at Temple University, and will run October 13th through October 16th. Tickets are currently available.