Cirque du Soleil returns to the bright lights of New York City this fall with its latest touring show, Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities, performing under the iconic blue-and-yellow Big Top at Randall’s Island Park.
Kurios is Cirque du Soleil’s 35th full-scale production, and has been wowing audiences coast to coast since its debut in 2014.
You will marvel at the remarkable talent of the cast, from aerial acrobatics, to steampunk clowns and contortionists.
This high-flying production delivers equal parts wonder, excitement, suspense, and fun. Adults and children alike will enjoy this whimsical adventure.
The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker’s Cabinet of Curiosities. Set to a toe-tapping, 30’s-era jazz score, and featuring a beautiful set design and exciting costumes, Kurios is a clever tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible.
Powered by a talented troupe of artist-athletes, 2-hour and 20-minute Kurios delivers memorable thrills start to finish – jugglers, trapeze artists, tumblers and aerial acts perform in impressively choreographed and fast-paced routines.
- An acrobat jumps on her acrobatic bicycle suspended in midair and hangs on in a variety of positions — on the handlebar stem or on the wheel, by a foot or by an arm.
- Above a vast ocean, underwater creatures pirouette, bounce and rebound on a net that covers the entire stage. Their street-style performance is mixed with pure trampoline techniques.
- Let’s not forget the wild, chair-balancing act; incredible acrobats perform a one-armed, gravity-defying routine atop wobbly chairs stacked onto a table.
Those are just a few of the highlights; there are 12 separate acts total, so prepare for lots of thrills and fun!
The exquisitely produced show is a dazzling, theatrical presentation that wows the imagination – and further underscores Cirque du Soleil’s creative innovation, visual proof of an artistic team constantly striving for originality and expression.
By: Jeff Hyatt