Cirque du Soleil's Egg-Inspired OVO to Fry Up Artistry in Brooklyn, Long Island

Cirque du Soleil's Egg-Inspired OVO to Fry Up Artistry in Brooklyn, Long IslandCirque du Soleil will bring its new arena show, OVO, to Barclays Center in Brooklyn next week from Wednesday, July 5 through Sunday, July 9, and to NYCB Live in Uniondale, Long Island, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Presented By New York Community Bank, from August 30 to September 3.

What began as a Big Top show in Montreal in 2009, OVO will embark on a new journey, performing the same captivating production in an arena setting, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their own town.

OVO, which means "egg" in Portuguese, is a production of a colorful ecosystem where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement.

When a mysterious egg appears in the midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community, and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye - and the feeling is mutual.

The cast of OVO is comprised of 50 performing artists from 12 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. One highlight of OVO is the stunning Flying Act in which a group of scarabs soar high above the stage, from both edges to the middle landing on a platform.

The Creative Team behind the world of OVO includes: Artistic Guides Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix; Writer, Director and Choreographer Deborah Colker (first female director at Cirque du Soleil); Director of Creation Chantal Tremblay; Set and Props Designer Gringo Cardia; Costume Designer Liz Vandal; Composer and Musical Director Berna Ceppas; Lighting Designer Éric Champoux; Sound Designer Jonathan Deans and for the first time at Cirque du Soleil: Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer Fred Gérard; Acrobatic Performance Designer Philippe Aubertin; and Makeup Designer Julie Bégin.

Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets to the shows at Barclays Center can also be purchased in person at the American Express Box Office. The Ford Parking Lot at the Coliseum will open two hours before doors. To guarantee the best rate, fans are encouraged to buy parking passes in advance of the event. For more information, visit www.nycblive.com/parking.

The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in more than 400 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com. To find out more about the ONE DROP Foundation, go to www.onedrop.org.

Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) develops and operates state-of-the-art venues and manages premier sports franchises, delivering dynamic content and experiences for audiences. BSE oversees programming, marketing, sales, and operations for Barclays Center and NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Presented By New York Community Bank, and manages and controls the NBA's Brooklyn Nets and its Development League team, the Long Island Nets, as well as the business operations of the NHL's New York Islanders.

Barclays Center, which opened on September 28, 2012, offers 17,732 seats for basketball, 15,795 for hockey, and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and has 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by Tanduay.

NYCB Live, re-opened this spring after extensive renovation, and offers 13,000 seats for hockey, 13,500 for basketball, and 14,500 for standard concert configurations, with the ability to flex up. The bowl will have a theater seating option for 4,000 guests. With a focus on emerging businesses, BSE identifies and creates alliances, strategic partners and other business opportunities to ensure the success of its assets.

For additional information, visit Brooklynse.com.

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