The international entertainment group Cirque du Soleil will return to Manila with its vibrant signature production Saltimbanco from August 9 - 19, 2012 at Mall Of Asia Arena.
Saltimbanco is Cirque du Soleil’s longest-running touring show and has performed since 1992 to wide-spread acclaim to sell-out audiences in Europe, North and South America, Australia, Japan, and New Zealand for more than 11.5 million enthusiastic fans.
Classic Cirque du Soleil at its best, Saltimbanco is a thrilling and kaleidoscopic celebration of awe-inspiring artistry and agility. With a cast of 50 high-caliber artists hailing from 20 different countries, Saltimbanco features breathtaking acrobatics and unbelievable athleticism during solo spotlights and epic ensembles.
From the seemingly impossible balancing, jumping, and spinning during the Chinese Poles or the Russian Swing to the gravity-defying Bungees and Trapeze, the crowd pleasing Juggling and Acrobatic Bicycle, to the celebrated and very unique Clowns. Technical expertise and extravagant design are woven together by uplifting spectacular costumes, amazing lighting, humor and enchanting music and magic. Full of colour, amusement and amazement, Saltimbanco is a fun show for the whole family.
Saltimbanco- from the Italian “saltare in banco,” which literally means “to jump on a bench”- explores the urban experience in all its myriad forms: the people who live there, their idiosyncrasies and likeness, families and groups, the hustle and bustle of the street and the towering heights of skyscrapers.
A signature show, it is inspired by the urban fabric of the metropolis and its colorful inhabitants. Decidedly baroque in its visual, the show’s eclectic cast of characters draws spectators into a fanciful, dreamlike world, an imaginary city where diversity is a cause for hope.
About Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 300 cities on six continents. In 2011, Cirque du Soleil will present 22 shows simultaneously around the world.
Tickets are available now at www.cirquedusoleil.com/saltimbanco
or by calling 320-1111 or 470-2222. Tickets can also be purchased at the Manila Hotel concierge and at the box office (starting August 9). Early purchase is advised to reserve the best available seats. Tickets are priced from P1,200 for general admission to P10,500 for VIP seats, with applicable discounts for seniors and persons with disabilities. BDO and VISA card holders also get exclusive discounts. Until April 30, BDO VISA credit card holders can enjoy a 20% discount, while VISA credit, debit and prepaid card holders get 15% off. From May 1 to July 1, BDO (VISA, MasterCard, JCB) and American Express credit card holders get 15% off.
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