OVO (pronounced: oh-voh) is described as a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming
with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a
non-stop riot of energy and movement. The insects' home is a world of biodiversity
and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion. In fact, the
name OVO means “egg” in Portuguese. This timeless symbol of the life cycle and
birth of numerous insects represents the underlying thread of the show. And
you’ll see some of this insect influence graphically, as OVO hides an insect
in its name: the two letter "O’s" represent the eyes while the letter "V" forms
the nose. It’s a concept that permeated throughout the entire design aesthetic
of the show – in the set and stage the artists would dance upon to the costumes
each of them would wear throughout the performance.
When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely
curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives.
And it’s love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling
community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual. This
hidden, secret world at our feet is revealed as tender and torrid, noisy and quiet,
peaceful and chaotic. And as the sun rises on a bright new day the vibrant cycle of
insect life begins anew!
|Premiere: ||April 23, 2009 (Big Top)
April 8, 2016 (Arena)
|Type: ||Touring / Arena
|Finale: ||June 7, 2015 (Big Top)
Currently Touring (Arena)
Set & Props