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Koozå


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Charivari
Contortion
Aerial Straps
Duo Unicycle
Highwire
Entr'acte
Wheel of Death
Manipulation
Balance on Chairs
Teeterboard

Réserve
Diabolo


Retiré
Juggling
Pickpocket
Hand to Hand
Solo Trapeze
Aerial Hoop
Cyr Wheel

Odyssey

Itinéraire
Visuals
Audio/Visual
Features

 


Between strength and fragility, laughter
and smiles, turmoil and harmony...


Koozå, whose name is inspired by the Sanskrit word "koza," meaning "box," "chest" or "treasure," is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil, highlighting the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful melange that emphasizes bold, slapstick humor. Between strength and agility, laughter and smiles, turmoil and harmony, the show revives the sensation and emotion of the ring by bringing two circus traditions - acrobatic performance and the art of clowning - back together again.

Koozå tells the story of a melancholy loner (The Innocent) in search of his place in life, who becomes carried off into the world of The Trickster - a charming, agile genie of sorts; a jack-in-the-box come to life - who created the world of Koozå for his protege. "Koozå is also about human connection and the world of duality, good and bad," says the show's writer and director David Shiner. "The tone is fun and funny, light and open. The show doesn't take itself too seriously, but it's very much about ideas, too. As it evolves we are exploring concepts such as fear, identity, recognition and power."

Following the successful launch of Corteo in 2005, Cirque du Soleil wished to get back to its roots, find simplicity in its shows (as Corteo has the largest number of automation cues for a touring show up to that time) and celebrate the essence of its original street-fair beginnings by getting back to basics. Therefore, Koozå represents a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil and combines two such circus traditions - acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mélange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor.

Between strength and fragility, laughter and smiles, turmoil and harmony, Koozå explores themes of fear, identity, recognition and power. The show is set in an electrifying and exotic visual world full of surprises, thrills, chills, audacity and total involvement.

 
Premiere: April 19, 2007
Type: Touring / Bigtop
Status: Currently Touring
 

Creative Team


Guide
Guy Laliberté
Director
David Shiner
Creation
Serge Roy
Set Designer
Stéphane Roy
Choreographer
Clarence Ford
Acro Equipment
Danny Zen
Acro Equipment
André Simard
  Composer
Jean-François Côté
Costume Designer
Marie Vaillancourt
Lighting Design
Martin Labrecque
Sound Designer
Jonathan Deans
Sound Designer
Leon Rothenberg
Make-up Designer
Florence Cornet
Props Designer
Rogé Francoeur
 

Audio/Visual


 

Interviews


ALAIN VINET
Director of Musique

"Directing Cirque's Musique"
Keith Johnson, 2009

BOB & BILL
Album Producers

"Believing & Dreaming"
Keith Johnson, 2011


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