Cirque Du Soleil to bring KOOZA to Australia
The much-loved Cirque Du Soleil is coming back to Australia with an all-new production, KOOZA.
The show will open on Thursday, 25 August, 2016 for a limited engagement at The Showring at the Entertainment Quarter, Sydney, before moving to Brisbane from 24 November, Melbourne 20 January, 2017 and Perth to follow.
Cirque Du Soleil’s KOOZA is a sparkling, vibrant homage to the traditions of circus, combining thrilling acrobatic performance with the art of clowning. We follow The Innocent as he takes a journey of self-discovery through a comic kingdom of eccentric characters, electrifying thrills and out-of-the-box surprises. KOOZA springs open like a bejeweled toy box to capture the audience’s imagination and set their pulse racing. Sheer human effort – performance in its rawest, purest form – is showcased in all its splendour and fragility.
The international cast of 50 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors present heart-stopping feats and laugh-outloud antics to a live soundtrack fusion of jazz, funk and Bollywood beats.
“KOOZA is a show that blends, almost to perfection, its sub-continental sounds, its stunning lighting and costumes with theatrical ingenuity and acrobatic wonder.” The Independent, London
“… a thrilling spectacle jam-packed with white-knuckle acrobatic moments.” Los Angeles Times
“KOOZA, a back-to-basics affair, presents the usual rubbery contortionists, fearless tightrope walkers and other gravity-defying daredevils. But what is special about this new production is that Cirque introduces some carefully choreographed chaos and old-fashioned sideshow spark… the real pleasures are the genuinely funny clowns.” The New York Times “
… my heart stopped, I held my breath and even stifled a gasp.” The Daily Mail, UK.