The Grand Chapiteau goes up in Marymoor Park
The Grand Chapiteau goes up in Marymoor Park
The latest Cirque du Soleil production, Kooza, is coming to the Seattle area, and the blue and yellow striped Grand Chapiteau is up.

From Thursday, June 3rd through Friday, July 2nd, the fabulous fantasy of Cirque du Soleil Kooza will entertain patrons under a tent that soars 56 feet in height and holds over 2,500 people. Tickets to the show are available online now. Starting Wednesday, June 2nd, a box office will offer tickets to the shows at the entrance to the Grand Chapiteau between the hours of 4:30 pm and 8:30 pm, in case you would rather buy them in person.

KOOZA is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil: It 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.

The enticing and enormous tent was set up on Thursday in Marymoor Park in Redmond. It took more than 60 people and 100 steel poles to set it up, and it serves as a little world unto itself, with climate control, its own electricity and auxilliary tents.

Since 1984, “Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to almost 90 million spectators in over 200 cities on five continents.”

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