Photo Coverage: Cirque Du Soleil QUIDAM
Cirque du Soleil return to the Royal Albert Hall with their award-winning production Quidam on 4 January 2014. Having previously announced an extension to the run, Quidam's limited engagement in London is now booking to 16 February 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 byMichel 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 Lafortuneand 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 andJuggling.
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.
Dates 4 January - 16 February 2014
Address Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
Performance schedule Performances areTuesday-Sunday, for full schedule visitwww.cirquedusoleil.com/quidam
Press Night 7 January at 8.00pm
Box Office 0845 401 5045
Ticket prices Adults from £20
Children (12 & under) from £14
Military, Seniors & Students (valid on select shows) from £18
Twitter @Cirque #quidam