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Zarkana


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An irresistibly odd escape into a fantastical and suspenseful world
where the ground rains up and love falls from the sky!


What happens after the curtain falls for the very last time? What happens when a theater is abandoned and reduced to little more than dust and faded memories? Where do its secrets, its creatures, and its machinations go? With Zarkana venture into a bizarre, surreal world – sometimes muffled, sometimes explosive - completely shrowded in mystery!

Zarkana, a visually stunning modern acrobatic spectacular, began its residency at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on November 18, 2012 following hugely successful engagements at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Arena Madrid and Moscow’s Kremlin State Palace Theatre. The name Zarkana is a fusion of the words “bizarre” and “arcane” (arcane means “mystery” or “secret”). The twisted fictional world of Zarkana is an elusive destination that is fantastic yet bizarre. One part acrobatics and one part rock opera with a penchant for the macbre, Zarkana becomes a visual vortex set in a slightly twisted musical and acrobatic fantasy universe where physical virtuosity rubs sholders with the strange, and little by little, chaos and craziness give way to a true celebration.

Zarkana is written and directed by François Girard, one of Quebec’s most highly regarded creators who is equally at ease in cinema (Silk, The Red Violin), opera, visual arts and theatre and has earned an enviable international reputation over the years. A keen music lover, he is particularly known for the hybrid worlds he creates in which music plays a predominant role. His works are recognized for their great musicality, both in terms of sound and image. "Whether it’s circus, film, theatre or opera, I assume that as soon as the curtain rises, the audience is open, available, ready for anything," says François Girard. "And this premise makes perfect sense at Cirque du Soleil."

Zarkana

 
Premiere: June 9, 2011
Type: Resident / Theater
Location: ARIA, Las Vegas
Finale: April 30, 2016
 

Creative Team


Guide
Guy Laliberté
Guide
Gilles Ste-Croix
Director
François Girard
Creation
Line Tremblay
Costume Designer
Alan Hranitelj
Composer
Nick Littlemore
Set & Props
Stéphane Roy
Choreographer
Debra Brown
  Chorepgrapher
Jean-Jacques Pilletl
Lighting Designer
Alain Lortie
Image Content
Raymond St-Jean
Sound Designer
Steven Dubuc
Equipment & Rigging
Danny Zen
Acrobatics
Florence Pot
Makeup Designer
Eleni Uranis
 

Itinéraire

  • New York City: 6/9/11 - 9/4/11
  • Madrid, ES: 11/9/11 - 1/1/12
  • Moscow, RU: 02/2/12 - 4/26/12
  • New York City: 6/6/12 - 9/2/12
  • Las Vegas: 11/18/12 - 4/30/16
 

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