CRITICALLY celebrated entertainment group Cirque du Soleil has visited Birmingham recently to put the final preparations in place for its arena tour of the spell-binding masterpiece Quidam.
By the time the show hits the city from Wednesday 18 – Sunday March 22 2009, it will have been performed to over 9.5 million spectators in 68 cities and 19 countries across 13 years but this is the first time ever it will have been performed in an arena.
Cirque du Soleil is set to transform The NIA, a space usually occupied by rock-stars and sports stars, into an intimate 5,000 seated performing space reminiscent of Cirque du Soleil’s traditional big-top setting.
Planning the show for the arena environment has taken over three years and has been a colossal undertaking.
Hosting a massive 40 metre square staging area for the first time ever, the capacity of the arena will be reduced by more than half.
This will result in a uniquely intimate environment with the entire audience enjoying an extraordinary viewing experience, making them feel like part of the performance.
Featuring over 50 performers from 14 countries, the stage will be set to showcase the best performers in an exhilarating and spell binding combination of gravity defying acrobats, aerialists, contortionists, rope-jumpers, a balancing duo and of course the crazy clowns.
The Quidam UK Tour will be presented in very limited engagements in arenas hitting The NIA in Birmingham from March 18-22.
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