Cirque du Soleil is bringing the arena show VAREKAI to the Gwinnett Center for eight performances from July 29th through August 2nd.
I’ve seen 2 previous Cirque du Soleil shows and I always leave feeling that I can do more with my life! What I mean is, that these people are so talented, disciplined and creative. You can tell this work is their passion and they’ve put their all into creating art that moves for our pleasure.
It’s nothing short of amazing.
What I’ve learned is that each Cirque du Soleil show tells a story. It’s more than a group of individuals doing acrobats, but it’s a story that gets you involved with the actual characters and excited about what will come up next.
The story of Varekai begins as Icarus, a solitary young man, falls from the sky and lands in a lush, wonderous world called Varekai.
Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest – a kaleidoscopic world imbued with fantastical creatures – Icarus takes flight in an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. At the edge of time, in a place of pure and undiluted possibility, begins an inspired incantation to a life rediscovered and to a newly found wonder in the mysteries of the world and the mind.
The word VAREKAI (pronounced ver•ay•’kie) means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers. This production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai.
“VAREKAI is a furious, flamboyant celebration inspired by those artists who, every single day, no matter where the wind carries them, risk their life to challenge the laws of gravity, to jump and dance over the volcano,” says Director Dominic Champagne. “To tell the old world that something else is possible.” Source
Have you ever been to a Cirque du Soleil show? Which one was your favorite? Are you going to see VAREKAI?
VAREKAI Show Schedule:
Wednesday, July 29 at 7:30pm
Thursday, July 30 at 7:30pm
Friday, July 31 at 4pm and 7:30pm
Saturday, August 1 at 4pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, August 2 at 1:30pm and 5pm
About Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 155 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visitwww.cirquedusoleil.com.