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Cirque Du Soleil
See this world famous show in London in 2009 at the Royal Albert Hall.
Cirque Du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall
The famous Cirque du Soleil will be coming to the Royal Albert Hall in January 2009 to perform “Quidam”.
Who are Cirque du Soleil?
Cirque du Soleil are a very popular and very famous entertainment company, founded in 1984 in Baie-Saint-Paul by two street performers, Guy Laliberte and Daniel Gauthier.
The Cirque du Soleil is described as a modern circus – where there is no ring and no animals involved and has gone from 73 employees in 1984 to 3500 now. The Cirque du Soleil have several different shows, each one with its own storyline and theme, each show a synthesis of different circus styles from around the globe.
The brand of Cirque do Soleil is so successful that there are new shows being developed constantly around the world, along with a television deal and a women’s clothing line.
The History of Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil first toured in Quebec in 1980 as a performing troupe known as Les Echassiers until they hit financial hardships. They were helped by a government grant in 1983 and the next year, Le Grand Tour du Cirque du Soleil was a grand success. Laliberte then hired Guy Caron from the National Circus School to recreate the Cirque du Soleil into a “proper circus”.
Cirque du Soleil started to create more shows in 1990 due to financial success and are now producing shows in every continent (except for Africa).
Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam at the Royal Albert Hall
Quidam means “a nameless passerby” in Latin and is the Cirque du Soleil’s ninth production. Quidam first premiered in Montreal on 23rd April 1996 and is one of their more darker shows, centred around the imagination of a jaded girl named Zoe.
In the storyline for this Cirque du Soleil show, the performers are all manifestations of the girl’s imagination and the show draws heavily from surrealistic artwork. The young girl is angry and feels that she has already seen everything there is to see and that the world has lost its meaning to her. When her anger shatters her world, she enters the universe of Quidam where she is joined by a joyful companion as well as one other who tries to seduce her with the marvellous, the unsettling and the downright terrifying.
When Cirque du Soleil first toured this show, critics felt that it “did not feel like Cirque du Soleil”, however the first Quidam tour drew 2.5 million people.
Other Cirque Du Soleil's Touring Shows
Cirque du Soleil have quite a few other touring shows, these include:
- Alegria - this means "joy" in Spanish and it is a darker show that looks at the abuse of power and the subsequent struggle for freedom.
- Corteo - this means "a celebratory procession" in Italian. This show is about a clown who watches his own funeral that is taking place in a carnival like atmosphere.
- Dralion - this name is made up of the two worlds dragon and lion (from the east and west) and this show's theme is about the clash between the Eastern and Western world. It is one of Cirque du Soleil's top-grossing shows.
- KOOZA - a show that is heavily inspired by the Middle Eastern cultures .
- Varekai - means "wherever" in the Romany language and the storyline is about the Greek myth of Icarus - taking up where the myth left off and following Icarus as he learns to fly again.
Come to London and experience the magic that is Cirque do Soleil! The tickets for this much anticipated show are expected to sell out fast, so be sure to book your early. You can also book a room at the Georgian House Hotel if you plan to stay the night.
For more information, please visit: www.cirquedusoleil.com
Georgian House Hotel is ideally situated in a very central location, so visiting sights all over London is quick and easy. Why not book Georgian House Hotel when you Cirque du Soleil's popular Quidam show at the Royal Albert Hall? You can book online or email to make a reservation on firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone on 0044(0)207 834 1438