Cirque Eloize's Newest Show to Premiere at Merriam Theater, 3/11-16

Cirque Eloize's Newest Show to Premiere at Merriam Theater, 3/11-16

BROADWAY PHILADELPHIA will present the Philadelphia premiere of Cirkopolis, the critically acclaimed show by Montreal-based troupe Cirque Eloize for a strictly limited engagement at the Merriam Theater from March 11 - March 16. BROADWAY PHILADELPHIA is presented by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Shubert Organization. The press opening is Tuesday, March 11 at 7:30 pm.

Tickets ranging from $25 to $75 can be purchased by calling 215-731-3333, online at kimmelcenter.org/broadway, at the Kimmel Center box office, Broad & Spruce Sts. (open daily 10 am to 6 pm) or at the Merriam Theater box office, 250 S. Broad St. (open during performances only). Groups of 10 or more will receive discounts for select performances by calling 215-790-5883 or 866-276-2947. Performances include: Tuesday -Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm; Friday & Saturday evening at 8:00 pm; Sunday evening at 6:30 pm; and matinees Saturday at 2:00 pm and Sunday at 1:00 pm.

With Cirkopolis, Cirque Éloize takes their breathtaking blend of circus arts, theater, and dance to a highly-stylized metropolis setting, where twelve acrobats and multidisciplinary artists rebel against monotony, reinvent themselves and challenge the limits of the factory-city as only they can. 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 color.

"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 humor, 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.

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