CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’s OVO AT THE SANTA MONICA PIER
I was so excited when my friends from Cirque Du Soleil invited me to the launch of their new show in Santa Monica, called OVO. A whimsical look at all kinds of insects and a precious little insect egg. In true Cirque form, performances wow’d the crowd to their feet, engaged the audience in comedic acts, and in the end, made us all know we witnessed yet another brilliant Cirque Du Soleil experience.
Here is the press release with all the information you’ll need about the show. Enjoy!
FOR a limited engagement
UNDER THE blue and yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top)
2 additional weeks now on-sale
now playing until march 11, 2012
Los Angeles, CA – January 20, 2012 – Proudly presented by iShares© Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to be back to the Santa Monica Pier with its critically-acclaimed and family-friendly big top touring show OVO; premieres tonight for a limited engagement under the trademark blue and yellow Grand Chapiteau (big top).
Since its world-premiere in Montreal in 2009, OVO has charmed well-over 2 million spectators in over 15 different cities in North America. Santa Monica will be the only Southern California stop for a Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) production in 2012.
Tickets all performances are now available online at cirquedusoleil.com/ovo or at the Cirque du Soleil Box office located inside the main entrance tent of the Grand Chapiteau at the Santa Monica Pier. Regular box office hours will be 12:00 p.m. – end of show Tuesday through Saturday; 11:00 a.m. – end of show on Sunday and will be closed on all Monday’s and the following Tuesdays: February 7th, February 28th & March 20th.
About the show
OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, 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 their 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 55 performing artists from 14 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. One highlight of OVO is the stunning flying trapeze act, in which six flyers soar 40 feet in the air, making this the biggest act of its kind to ever be presented under a big top by Cirque du Soleil. It combines many circus disciplines, including banquine, Russian swing and swinging chair. The finale features 20 artists running, jumping and leaping up a 24-foot vertical wall.
The Creative Team behind the world of OVO is: 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; Acrobatic Equipment and Rigging Designer hting Designer éclairagesa creative team for the first time at Cirque du Soleilerms of distance between stations.Fred Gérard; Acrobatic Performance Designer Philippe Aubertin; and Makeup Designer Julie Bégin.
Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges iShares as the presenting sponsor of the OVO 2012 North American tour as well as Infiniti, CGI, XEROX, Sun Life Financial and American Express as the official sponsors.
Cirque du Soleil in Hollywood
Cirque du Soleil presents IRIS, its latest and first resident production in the Los Angeles area playing at the Kodak Theatre. Tickets are available cirquedusoleil.com/IRIS or by calling 1-877-943-IRIS.
Cirque du Soleil on tour in Southern California
Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour will perform at the Honda Center in Anaheim on January 24 and 25 and in Los Angeles at the STAPLES Center from January 27 to 29, 2012. Tickets can be purchased online at cirquedusoleil.com/mj
Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 artists from close to 50 different countries.
Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities on five continents.