Cirque du Soleil Presents ‘Varekai’ Sept. 17-21
By Space Coast Daily // September 17, 2014
SEVEN PERFORMANCES SEPT. 17-21 at amway CENTER
ABOVE VIDEO: Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that its newest arena show, Varekai, will perform in Orlando at the Amway Center from September 17-21, for seven performances only.
After touring the world for 11 years under the big top, this past December Varekai embarked on a new journey touring the world in arenas and in some new markets never before visited by Cirque du Soleil.
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries.
Cirque du Soleil celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and has brought wonder and delight to close to 150 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over 40 countries on six continents.
VEREKAI DIRECTED BY DOMINIC CHAMPAGNE
Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai.
The sky lets go a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world imbued with fantastical creatures, a young man takes flight in an adventure both absurd and extraordinary.
On this day at the edge of time, in this 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 wordVarekai (pronounced ver·ay·’kie) means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers.
Directed by Dominic Champagne, 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.
Tickets for the general public are available now at www.cirquedusoleil.com/varekai or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Ticket prices range from $35 to $150.
SHOW DATES & TIMES
• Wednesday, September 17, 7:30 p.m.
• Thursday, September 18, 7:30 p.m.
• Friday, September 19, 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, September 20, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, September 21 at 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit CirqueduSoleil.com
ABOVE MAP: The Amway Center is a 45-minute drive from Brevard County and located at 400 West Church Street in Orlando, Florida.