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Corteo


At a Glance

Background
Visuals
Creative Team
Personages
 

Expérience

Opening
Chandeliers
Trampo Beds
Roue Cyr
Tightwire
Juggling
Korean Plank
Paradise
Whistler
Duo Adagio
Equilibriste
Aerial Strap
Tournik / Close

Retiré
Culbuto
Rhythmic
Gymnastics

 

Odyssey

Itinéraire
DidYaKnow?
Audio/Visual
Features

 
Corteo Visual
Situated at a strange level between heaven and earth, where
the gods and humans interact
through the medium of circus.


Corteo, which means "cortege" in Italian, combines the craft of the actor with the prowess of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a world of playfulness and spontaneity situated in a mysterious area between Heaven and Earth. Corteo is a grand procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. 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 clown is Everyman, a cunning idiot, a colourful loser who shines a light on all that is difficult and beautiful in life.

Corteo evokes the full spectrum of emotion and experience: love, friendship, pain, joy, wisdom, beauty, life and even death. Corteo, a timeless revel in which illusion teases reality.

Corteo explores the circus arts in a way that is brand new to Cirque du Soleil. Once again, the very limits of acrobatics are challenged as Daniele Finzi Pasca lends his unique touch to Cirque du Soleil's spectacular performances. Corteo redefines the springboard, the Korean frame and the tightwire, and presents acts that are as original as they are innovative. The desire to surprise and move audiences is a big part of the inspiration behind Corteo.

 
Premiere: April 21, 2005
Type: Touring / Bigtop
Director: Daniele Finzi Pasca
Composer: Philippe Leduc & Others
Finale: Currently Touring
 

Audio/Visual




Creators


Guide
Guy Laliberté      
Director
Daniele Finzi Pasca      
Director of Creation
Line Tremblay      
Costume Designer
Dominique Lemieux      
Composer
Philippe Leduc      
Composer
Maria Bonzanigo      
Set Designer
Jean Rabasse      
  Lighting Designer
     Martin Labrecque
Sound Designer
     Jonathan Deans
Make-up Designer
      Nathalie Gagné
Acrobatic Equipment
      Danny Zen
Acting Designer
      Hugo Gargiulo
Acting Designer
      Antonio Vergamini
Dramaturgical Analyst
      Dolores Heredia

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