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VOLTA


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Rope Skipping
Precision Walk
Skates & Unicycle
Acro Lamp
Trampo Wall
Flatland Ballet
Rings & Bungee
Acro Ladders
Shape Diving
Hair Suspension
Breakthrough
BMX  

Retiré
Rope Duo
Skates & Batons
Tight Wire
Trial Bike
Skates & B-Ball
Drums & Unicycle
Parkour
Batons

Odyssey

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Find Your Free -- Envole-toi


In poetry, the volta, or turn, is a rhetorical shift or dramatic change in thought and emotion, and with VOLTA, Cirque du Soleil pushes the boundaries of circus arts by integrating several action sports disciplines, presented for the first time on its stages, including BMX acts, Parkour and BMX Flatland. Inspiration for VOLTA was drawn from the spirit of adventure that pervades the world of street sports and acrobatics. Whether they are on a bike, hopping from rooftop to rooftop, or double dutch rope skipping, urban sports enthusiasts constantly challenge themselves and defy convention.

VOLTA is a captivating voyage of discovery and unveiling your personal powers. It’s about finding yourself, about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and recognizing one’s own power to make it possible. Ultimate freedom comes with self-acceptance, and with the liberation of the judgement of others. VOLTA does this by exploring the themes of celebrating differences and unique qualities in a world where technology often isolates people from one another rather than freeing them. Using the rise of the celebrity culture and reality TV as a subtext, VOLTA teaches us that the path to fame, is not necessarily the path to freedom.

WAZ, is a gameshow contestant that has lost touch with himself. He’s ashamed of who he is because of his difference. He enters the show in search of fame, thinking that this will bring him love and acceptance from others. What he finds is something else. That fame is not the answer. If fame doesn’t provide freedom and acceptance, then what does? Will WAZ reconnect with his true self – and stand up for all that makes him truly unique? Will he realize that his difference is what makes him extraordinary?

 
Premiere: April 20, 2017 (Previews)
April 27, 2017 (Gala)
Type: Touring
Status: Currently Touring
 

Creative Team


Creative Guide
Jean-François Bouchard
Writer & Director
Bastien Alexandre
Creation
Jean Guibert
Set Designer
Bruce Rodgers
Costumes
Zaldy Goco
Choreographer
Julie Perron
Rigging
Jaque Paquin
Make-up
Eleni Uranis
Acro Performance
Rob Bollinger
  Lighting
Martin Labrecque
Video Content
Thibault Duverneix
Composer
Anthony Gonzalez
Sound Design
Jean-Michel Caron
Props
Anne Séguin Poirier
Acro Performance
Philippe Aubertin
Character's Guide
Manon Beaudoin
 

Audio/Visual


 
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