Cirque du Soleil's QUIDAM Adds Extra Performances at Royal Albert Hall
Cirque du Soleil today announces the release of a further ten performances for their award-winning production Quidam at the Royal Albert Hall. With performances beginning on 4 Janaury 2014, Quidam's limited engagement in London is now booking to 16 Feburary 2014. Tickets are available at www.cirquedusoleil.com/quidam or by calling 0845 401 5045.
Quidam received its world premiere in Montreal under the Big Top in April 1996. Since then, the production has toured on five continents and played to over 10 million patrons worldwide. During the run of Quidam at the Royal Albert Hall, Cirque du Soleil will welcome its 3 millionth London patron. In December 2010 Quidam embarked on a new journey, performing the same production in arenas throughout the world.
Young Zoé is bored; her parents, distant and apathetic, ignore her. Her life has lost all meaning. Seeking to fill the void of her existence, she slides into an imaginary world-the world of Quidam-where she meets characters who encourage her to free her soul.
The director of Quidam is Franco Dragone, the artistic guide is Gilles Ste-Croix, set designs are by Michel Crête, costume designs are by Dominique Lemieux and François Barbeau, musical direction and composition is by Benoit Jutras, with choreography by Debra Brown, lighting by Luc Lafortune and sound by Franc??ois Bergeron.
Quidam features an international cast of 45 world-class acrobats from 19 countries across the globe, including the award winning acts Banquine, in which fifteen artists perform sequences of acrobatics and human pyramids in synchronized movements and Aerial Contortion in Silk combining intensity, power and grace suspended high above the stage. Other acts include Aerial Hoops, Rope Skipping, Diablo and Juggling.
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 performing artists from almost 50 different countries. Since 1984, Cirque du Soleil has been seen by over 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.