June 7, 2012

Cirque du Soleil Kooza Opening In Phoenix June 8

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Cirque du Soleil Kooza

With almost 30 years of acrobatic amazement, Cirque du Soleil brings its very own style of Big Top to Phoenix when Kooza premiers June 8th. With 38 shows which will run through July 15th, Kooza is sure to be a crowd pleaser. It is anticipated that over 80,000 people will see the show when it makes its US return at  its first stop, University of Phoenix Stadium.

In the tradition of a circus, Kooza will be held under a big top. The Grand Chapiteau tent is air-conditioned and seats approximately 2,500 people. With event tickets ranging from $43.50 – $143.50, including fees, this Cirque du Soleil spectacular will attract a very diverse audience. Specially priced tickets are also available for military, students, seniors, and children. Tickets can be reserved online or by calling 1-800-450-1480.

According to the website, KOOZA tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world. The Innocent’s journey brings him into contact with a panoply of comic characters such as the King, the Trickster, the Pickpocket, and the Obnoxious Tourist and his Bad Dog. Between strength and fragility, laughter and smiles, turmoil and harmony, KOOZA explores themes of fear, identity, recognition and power. The show is set in an electrifying and exotic visual world full of surprises, thrills, chills, audacity and total involvement.

While there may be some aspects of the show that are a bit scary (for kids and adults, alike), Cirque du Soleli’s Kooza is a family-friendly production with high-wire, trapeze, balancing on chairs and so many other exciting feats. Many of the performers have been working with Cirque du Soleli for many years and all undergo extensive training. This is sure to be a spectacle for the senses!

I’m looking forward to seeing it opening night. CycleGuy and I have great seats and I’ll definitely report back! Kooza will visit 4 US cities (Houston, Dallas, Tampa, and of course Phoenix) before heading to London in 2013.

Have you been to a Cirque du Soleil performance? What did you think?

Image Credit: Cirque du Soleil

Sara

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