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What if by engaging our imagination and opening our minds
we could unlock the door to a world of wonders?


“I am the chairman of dreams! Take me to a new realm of the imagination. The cradle of a new civilization perhaps. So many years building it, so much time refining. I am ready now. I shall be an inter-stellar pioneeer. All systems go!”

There’s an existential question we’ve all asked ourselves at one time or another, for one reason or another – there must be something more, beyond all this; there can’t just be this, can there? But what if you could alter reality at will? In an alternate yet familiar past, in a place where wonders abound for those who trust their imagination, a Seeker (Le Chercheur) is convinced that there exists a hidden, invisible world – a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams lay waiting, and in order to glimpse the marvels that lie just below the surface, he reckons we must first learn to close our eyes.

Very inquisitive about these possibilities – curious even – the Seeker builds towering gadgets and powerful gizmos, bringing to life automatons of all shapes, sizes, and functions in order to fuel his lofty investigations. And after hours and hours and hours of labor, he’s come up with a few tantalizing answers to his questions: Yes! There is more to behold! In the narrative, as told by Laprise, Le Chercheur is on a quest. He is an inventor in a laboratory during an exciting period of history where machines were changing the way we lived, some of which were developed solely in the pursuit of creativity and invention. He creates a machine to travel into another dimension to find the place where the possible and the impossible meet. Only his plan backfires. “The reverse happens,” Laprise explains, “And we have people from the other dimension who come into his world and they transform his world into poetry.”

In his larger-than-life curio cabinet, a collection of otherworldly characters suddenly steps into his makeshift mechanical world. When the outlandish, benevolent characters turn his world upside down with a touch of poetry and humor in an attempt to ignite the Seeker’s imagination, his curios jump to life one by one before his very eyes. What if by engaging our imagination and opening our minds we could unlock the door to a world of wonders, a bridge to a new dimension, a magnetic portal to an invisible world? KURIOS immerses you in this mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions, leaving you to wonder: “Is it real, or just a figment of my imagination?” Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him! And suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down in a place that’s as beautiful as it is mysterious!

 
Premiere: April 24, 2014 (Previews)
May 1, 2014 (Gala)
Type: Touring / Big Top
Status: Currently Touring
 

Creative Team


Guide
Guy Laliberté
Guide
Jean Francois Bouchard
Director
Michel Laprise
Creation
Chantal Tremblay
Costume Designer
Philippe Guillotel
Composer
Raphaël Beau
Composer
Bob & Bill
Set & Props
Stéphane Roy
Choroegrapher
Yaman Okur
Choroegrapher
Ben Potvin
  Chorepgrapher
Sidi Cherkaoui
Choreogapher
Susan Gaudreau
Sound Designer
Jacques Boucher
Sound Designer
Jean-Michel Caron
Lighting Designer
Martin Labrecque
Acro Performance
Rob Bollinger
Acro Performance
Germain Guillemot
Acro Performance
Boris Verkhovsky
Rigging
Danny Zen
Makeup Designer
Eleni Uranis
 

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