Where to see high-flying Cirque du Soleil’s CORTEO near Dayton 


Cirque du Soleil will bring a show that has thrilled more than 8 million people worldwide to arenas very near to us.

Cirque du Soleil’s CORTEO will be staging six performances May 3 to 6 at U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St., Cincinnati. 

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Tickets start at $39 and are on sale now at cirquedusoleil.com/corteo. No Dayton performances are planned. 

The show will be stage at the Schottenstein Center, 555 Arena Dr., Columbus  April 12 to 15. Tickets to those shows are on sale now at the Schottenstein’s website. 

CORTEO features 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors and is directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca.

It premiered in Montreal in April 2005 and has visited 64 cities in 19 countries. 

Here is a description: 

 CORTEO, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. 

 

The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music, by turns lyrical and playful, carries CORTEO through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality. 

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