In just a few short weeks, Cirque do Soleil is bringing their newest production, Corteo to our very own Queen City! Taking a new concept to the stage for the first time, Corteo is meant to give the audience a view from the performer’s point of view in addition to seeing the performance as well.
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.
Will over 250 costumes will take the stage for what is sure to be a majestic and innovative performance. I’ve seen a few different Cirque shows in Vegas and one of the last time’s they toured Charlotte and they never disappoint!
Make sure you’re following me on Instagram, I’ll be sharing some fun facts about Corteo leading up to the show and I’ll have a fun and exclusive look backstage before the show – – you won’t want to miss it!!
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