Cirque du Soleil is returning to Marymoor Park’s Under the Big Top with its new show, VOLTA, this September.
Written and directed by Bastien Alexandre and with Jean Guibert as the director of creation, VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing one’s own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves the adrenaline rush of acrobatics into 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 the power of the group to make that possible. It celebrates freedom as a movement.
WAZ, a popular gameshow host, has lost touch with his inner self in the pursuit of fame, pulling others in the trap of instant glory. But as doubt sets in, WAZ is enlightened by childhood memories as he encounters “free spirits” who open doors to his inner soul he has long kept shut. On his high-voltage search for meaning, the enduring question is, will WAZ find the courage to relinquish his fame, reconnect with his true self, and shine bright?
VOLTA is Cirque du Soleil’s 41st original production since 1984. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in more than 400 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.
VOLTA will be presented at Under the Big Top in Marymoor Park beginning Sept. 7 and running through Nov. 4. Tickets can be purchased at www.cirquedusoleil.com/volta.
For more information about the show, visit https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/.