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Quidam


Création

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Expérience

Prologue
German Wheel
Marelle
Diabolo
Dans l'Air
Aerial Contortion
Hula Hoop (John)
Skipping Ropes
Aerial Hoops
Entr'acte (Égaré)
Handbalancing
Darts (John)
Spanish Webs
Coatrack (John)
Statue
Banquine
Epilogue

Réserve
Juggling
Dance Trapeze


Retiré
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Hoops
Aerial Straps
Cyr Wheel
Cloud Swing
Trapeze Duplex
Diabolos

Odyssey

Itinéraire
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Tour/Itinerary
Tour Itinerary & Visuals

Milestone Date Location
Name Registered 04/15/1996 Montreal, QC
Premiere 04/23/1996 Montreal, QC
2,000th Show 11/1/2001 Zurich, CH
3,000th Show 7/31/2004 Calgary, AB
4,500th Show 6/18/2009 Fortaleza, BR
6,000th Show 6/12/2014 Luxembourg, LU
6,401st Show (Final) 2/26/2016 Christchurch, NZ
By the time Cirque du Soleil got to making Quidam they were ready to take a risk and move away from the fantastical characters they'd been dealing with up until then. "We became interested in the faceless masses," Franco Dragone mused. "You may know 100 people well, but the rest of the 6 billion people on the planet are quidams: they're anonymous to you. And yet, my experience with Cirque made me realize you can recognize individuals in that mass. Because Cirque du Soleil is so international, Sydney and Russia have become more than places to me: they have become places where people I know are from. The world has become more human."

{ Goodbye, Quidam }

Quidam has undergone many changes in its almost twenty-year history – performers have come and gone, acts have been replaced time and again, clowns have left and come back and left again – but perhaps the show’s biggest shakeup came the day it ceased to be a touring show under the big top and was converted into an arena-only traveling production, hitting up secondary and tertiary markets across the world. In doing so, like its predecessor converts, Quidam would lose more than a little of its luster, some said it lost its soul. Which is an interesting comment to ponder; especially so when Quidam originally surprised spectators and attracted considerable criticism when it first launched. Cirque du Soleil answered these charges by saying Quidam was not an "Alegria Plus" or "Super Saltimbanco", but an animal all to its own. Perhaps the show is best summed up in the words of the title song from the Soundtrack - "There's nothing left, there's nothing right, there's nothing wrong. I'm one,'I'm two, I'm all yet none of you. The truth, the lies, the tear, the laughter, the hand and the empty touch. Here I am, alone, waiting for the curtain call."


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