DuPont Theatre to Welcome Cirque Eloize's CIRKOPOLIS, 10/1-6
After traveling through Europe, Cirkopolis, Cirque Éloize's latest production co-directed by Dave St-Pierre and Jeannot Painchaud, will be presented for the first time in Wilmington, Delaware at the DuPont Theatre from October 1-6, 2013 for eight (8) performances only.
Combining the worlds of circus, dance and theatre, this new show by Cirque Éloize features twelve acrobats and multidisciplinary artists who rebel against monotony, reinvent themselves and challenge the limits of the factory-city, Cirkopolis. Performing within an inventive stage design, and accompanied by an original musical score and video projections, they live in a world where fantasy defies reality-the veil of anonymity and solitude is lifted and replaced by bursts of colour.
"Cirkopolis was imagined as a crossroads-between imagination and reality, between individuality and community, between limits and possibilities. The show is driven by the poetic impulse of life, the physical prowess of the circus and its humour, at once serious and light-hearted. Entering Cirkopolis is all about letting go and allowing yourself to be borne aloft by hope", explains Cirque Éloize Cirkopolis Artistic Director and Co-Director Jeannot Painchaud.
Robert Massicotte's stage design plunges the audience in a simple yet fanciful sculptural universe. In this stern and imposing city, giant gears and dark portals symbolize a mechanism that crushes individuality. As Cirkopolis unfolds, Cirque Éloize's twelve performers defy this encircling gloom and magically overcome routine through audacity, fantasy, music and humor.
Performances are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings starting at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evening performances start at 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2 pm. Ticket prices start at $35. To purchase tickets or for more information about group rates, call the DuPont Theatre Box Office at 302-656-4401 or 800-338-0881 or on the internet, DuPont Theatre site: www.duponttheatre.com.
Fabulous dining offers are also available in the Green Room and Lobby Lounge at the Hotel du Pont throughout the week. For the ultimate hospitality experience, book an overnight theatre dinner package with the Hotel du Pont.
For information on dining before or after performances at the DuPont Theatre, please call the Hotel du Pont at 302-594-3154 or 800-338-3404. Open Table dining reservations can be made direct from the DuPont Theatre dining page or the Hotel du Pont Green Room dining page.