Cirque du Soleil has announced the new dates for its postponed “Volta” shows, which will be presented “Under the Big Top” at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford. They will take place from April 20 to May 6.
Tickets are available at cirquedusoleil.com/volta.
The original run, scheduled from March 29 to April 22, was postponed after aerial acrobat Yann Arnaud died from a fall during a show in Tampa, March 17.
Cirque du Soleil (French for “Circus of the Sun”) is based in Montreal, and is considered the largest theatrical producing company in the world. Its shows typically combine acrobatics, dance and music with colorful costumes and a story that holds it all together.
“Volta” is one of 19 different shows it is currently bringing to cities around the world. It is also Cirque du Soleil’s newest show, having premiered earlier this year in Montreal.
The web site cirquedusoleil.com describes “Volta,” which features a score by the band Anthony Gonzalez (of the group M83), this way:
VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves acrobatics in a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score.
VOLTA is a story of transformation. It is about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and the power of the group to make that possible. It celebrates freedom as a movement.
WAZ, a popular gameshow host, has lost touch with his inner self in the pursuit of fame. But as doubt sets in, WAZ is enlightened by childhood memories as he encounters FREE SPIRITS who open doors to his inner soul he has long kept shut. On his high-voltage search for meaning, will WAZ find the courage to relinquish his fame, reconnect with his true self, and shine bright?