Cirque du Soleil's VAREKAI Begins Next Week at Barclays Center

Cirque du Soleil's VAREKAI Begins Next Week at Barclays Center

Cirque du Soleil returns to Brooklyn next week with its newest arena show, Varekai, which will perform at Barclays Center (620 Atlantic Avenue) in Brooklyn from July 30 through August 3 for seven performances only. After 11 years of touring the world under the blue and yellow Big Top, Varekai began a new adventure this past December touring the world in arenas worldwide and in some markets never visited before.

Tickets are available at www.cirquedusoleil.com/varekai, www.barclayscenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center.

Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world¾a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai.

The sky lets go a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world imbued with fantastical creatures, a young man takes flight in an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of pure and undiluted possibility, begins an inspired incantation to a life rediscovered and to a newly found wonder in the mysteries of the world and the mind.

The word Varekai (pronounced ver·ay·'kie) means "wherever" in the Romany language of the gypsies¾the universal wanderers. Directed by Dominic Champagne, this production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai.

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