Photos of the VOLTA performance courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

Photos of the VOLTA performance courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil extends by two weeks in Redmond this Fall

Cirque du Soleil VOLTA has performances set for Sept. 7 through Nov. 4 with tickets on sale June 8.

  • Thursday, June 7, 2018 11:01am
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Cirque du Soleil is excited to add two weeks of performances of VOLTA in the Greater Seattle area this fall: Cirque du Soleil VOLTA, written and directed by Bastien Alexandre and with Jean Guibert as the director of creation.

Anthony Gonzalez, from international electronic group M83, previously announced as composer and musical director, brings his space-age future pop sound to the Cirque du Soleil stage for the first time ever. The show will be presented under the Big Top at Marymoor Park, starting Sept. 7. The name VOLTA refers to a sudden about-face, a change in emotion or idea often used in poetry. It also speaks to the jolt of energy delivered through the show.

Access to the best seats and prices for the extension are available for existing Cirque Club members starting today, June 6. Visit cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueclub to sign up for a complimentary membership. Cirque Club members receive advance access to the best seats under the Big Top, at the best price.

Tickets for the additional shows will be available for purchase to the general public beginning June 8 by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/volta or calling 1-877-924-7783. Tickets are available starting at $39.

The show

VOLTA is a captivating voyage of discovery. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports, the show weaves acrobatics in a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score.

VOLTA is a story of transformation. It is about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and recognizing one’s own power to make it possible. Ultimate freedom comes with self-acceptance, and with the liberation of the judgement of others.

VOLTA explores the themes of celebrating differences and unique qualities in a world where technology often isolates people from one another rather than freeing them. Using the rise of the celebrity culture and reality TV as a subtext, VOLTA teaches us that the path to fame, is not necessarily the path to freedom.

The creative team

VOLTA’screative team comprises 15 creators under the artistic guidance of Jean-François Bouchard:

  • Bastien Alexandre Writer and Director
  • Jean Guibert Director of Creation
  • Bruce Rodgers Set Designer
  • Zaldy Goco Costume Designer
  • Anthony Gonzalez Composer and Musical Director
  • Julie Perron Choreographer
  • Martin Labrecque Lighting Designer
  • Thibaut Duverneix Video Content Designer
  • Jean-Michel Caron Sound Designer
  • Anne Séguin Poirier Props Designer
  • Rob Bollinger Acrobatic Performance Designer
  • Philippe Aubertin Acrobatic Performance Designer
  • Jaque Paquin Acrobatic Equipment and Rigging Designer
  • Eleni Uranis Make up Designer
  • Manon Beaudoin Character’s guide

Ticket information

VOLTA will be presented under the Big Top in King County’s Marymoor Park starting Sept. 7. Cirque Club members can purchase tickets for these performances online starting today at www.cirquedusoleil.com/volta.

VOLTA is Cirque du Soleil’s 41st original production since 1984, and its 18th show presented under the Big Top. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 190 million spectators in more than 450 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,400 performing artists from close to 60 different countries.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

Photos of the VOLTA performance courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

Photos of the VOLTA performance courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

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