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Corteo


Création

Concepteurs
Scénographie
Musique
Personages

Expérience

Opening
Chandeliers
Trampo Beds
Roue Cyr
Little Horses
Tightwire
Golf
Acro Duet
Klezmer Moment
Marionette
Helium Dance
Korean Plank
Paradise
Tibetian Bowls
The Whistler
Duo Adagio
Juggling
Equilibriste
Teatro Intimo
Air Straps Duo
Tournik / Close

Réserve
Diabolo
Foot Juggling

Retiré
Culbuto
Not So Serious...
Air Straps Solo
Handbalancing
Vocal Aerial Silk

Odyssey

Itinéraire
Visuals
Audio/Visual
Features

 


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, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy, and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. 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.

In the director's words: "The show will explore the world of dreams. Proportions will live in a different, strange dimension: great and small, tragic and ridiculous, the magic of perfection and the charm of imperfection. (...) The mysticism of this show will transcend through the voice, its beauty through movement, its craziness through rhythm, its sensuality through touch, its mystery through gazes, its passion through dance."

Corteo evokes the full spectrum of emotion and experience: love, friendship, pain, joy, wisdom, beauty, life and even death. It's a timeless revel in which illusion teases reality, exploring the circus arts in a way that challenges the status quo. The show’s environment takes its inspiration from many architectural sources, especially Chartres cathedral and its labyrinth, which symbolizes the journey of life for Daniele Finzi Pasca. "The labyrinth is a great voyage: To find yourself, you have to lose yourself."

 
Premiere: April 21, 2005
Type: Touring / Bigtop
Finale: December 13, 2015
 

Creative Team


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

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