Corteo, the latest Cirque du Soleil arena production, embarks on a new journey throughout North America. The show will visit Indianapolis at Bankers Life Fieldhouse August 22-26 for a limited run of seven performances. This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in Montreal under the Big Top in April 2005. The show has since been seen by 8 million people in 64 cities and 19 countries on four continents.
Finnish juggler Johan Juslin & Canadian singer Alain Labrie preview their respective acts ahead of the production’s stop in Indianapolis.
Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music turns lyrical and playful carrying Corteo through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.
The concept and disposition of the stage bring the audience in a theatrical atmosphere like never seen before in Cirque du Soleil arena shows. The set curtains, inspired by the Eiffel Tower, and the central curtains, which were hand painted, give a grandiose feel to the stage. This sets the tone for the poetry of Corteo.
The cast of Corteo includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.
Ticket information & Show Schedule:
Wednesday, August 22 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 23 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 24 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 25 – 3:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 26 – 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.