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SEP7IMO DIA – NO DESCANSARÉ blends the wonder of
Cirque du Soleil with the explosive pop-rock energy of Soda Stereo
to immerse spectators in the band’s symbolism and poetry.


In a breathtaking display of Cirque du Soleil’s signature artistry and physicality, SEP7IMO DIA conjures a world outside of time – a place where emotions ebb and flow like the tide, pulsing to the rhythm of the band’s emblematic songs. A cast of 35 performers take the audience through a series of visual, acrobatic and artistic tableaux that mix breathtaking feats of physical prowess with moments of poetic beauty, using the musical realm of Soda Stereo as a springboard for exploration.

Set on a strikingly unconventional stage, SEP7IMO DIA is an ode to the trio’s fiercely innovative artistic approach and musical legacy. The show picks up on the wave of euphoria that Soda Stereo unleashed in Latin America and beyond, and celebrates the iconic band’s deep connection with its fans.

A young man named L’Assoiffé, who thirsts for meaning and social justice and dreams of a better world, feels trapped. When he plugs into the music of Soda Stereo, he is whisked away to an inner world and is set free. The music of Soda permeates this inner world, spawning an entire civilization that resonates to the group’s music, poetry, culture and iconography. The inhabitants of this realm become the physical embodiments of the music. After experiencing a series of events and emotions inspired by the lyrics of the songs, L’Assoiffé ultimately realizes that the music we carry in our hearts is as faithful as a true friendship – deep and eternal.

The music of legendary rock group Soda Stereo was – and continues to be – the soundtrack of the lives of millions of Latin Americans. The trio formed in 1982 by Gustavo Cerati, Héctor “Zeta” Bosio and Charly Alberti branded into history the sounds of the post-military dictatorship decade of the 1980s, the golden age of Argentine rock. Soda Stereo’s debut was marked by a thirst for change, boldness, irreverence, and great pop hits with a post-punk energy. The band established a strong bond with fans and attained nationwide popularity. Album after album, Soda Stereo continued to reinvent itself with new sounds and new looks largely inspired by the British new wave scene, seducing new generations of fans along the way. The band covered a staggering amount of stylistic ground throughout their career and had a discography that was on par with their British and American peers. Soda Stereo soon became the most popular rock band in Latin America with an influence that extends to nowadays.

But for all Soda Stereo’s success, after the toll of years of touring, a last farewell concert tour was announced. Soda Stereo ended at the pinnacle and thanked its fans with the unforgettable phrase “¡Gracias totales!” After a ten-year hiatus that began in 1997, the band reunited for a successful tour with more than one million tickets sold. Unfortunately the euphoria would not last, as the band's frontman, Gustavo Cerati, died in 2014 after lapsing into a coma... and it seemed that would be the end of Soda Stereo.

In 2013, Pop Art Music founder Roberto Costa, Pop Art Music CEO Diego Saenz and Soda Stereo Manager Dany Kon approached Cirque du Soleil to create a show based on the band’s music. SEP7IMO DIA – NO DESCANSARÉ comes to life exactly 10 years after the band’s final tour in honor of Gustavo Cerati.

 
Premiere: March 9, 2017
Type: Touring / Arena
Status: Currently Touring
 

Creative Team


Creative Guide
Jean-François Bouchard
Director
Michel Laprise
Director of Creation
Chantal Tremblay
Costume Designer
Dominique Lemieux
Acro Performance
Germain Guillemot
Sound Designer
Hernan Hupieri
  Projections
Mathieu Poirier
Sceneographer
Heather Shaw
Acro Equipment
Ewen Seagal
Guide
Charles Goron
Guide
Diego Saenz
Guide
Daniel Kon
 

Itinéraire

  • Buenos Aires: 3/9/17 - 5/14/17
  • Cordoba, AR: 5/25/17 - 6/2/17
  • Lima, PE: 6/17/17 - 6/24/17
  • Santiago, CL: 7/19/17 - 8/6/17
  • Bogota, CO: 9/3/17 - 9/23/17
  • Mexico City, MX: October 2017
  • Guadalajara, MX: November 2017
  • Monterrey, MX: December 2017
 

Audio/Visual


 

Features


Q&A w/Gabrial Pinkstone
"Senior Director of Special Projects"
Billboard Magazine, 2015

Q&A w/Charly & Zeta
"Soda Stereo’s New Album"
Billboard Magazine, 2016

Q&A w/Michel Laprise
"Director of Sep7timo Dia"
Billboard Magazine, 2017

A Review of Sep7imo Dia
"Cirque Pays Tribute with New Show"
Billboard Magazine, 2017
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