Cirque du Soleil will present its “Corteo” show at the Prudential Center in Newark, June 15-18. Tickets go on sale on Nov. 14 at 10 a.m., with pre-sales for Cirque Club members already begun; visit ticketmaster.com.
According to a press release, “Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.
“The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us.”
“Corteo” debuted in 2005 and never has been presented in New Jersey before, though it has been seen by more than 10 million people in 20 countries, according to Cirque du Soleil.
For information, visit cirquedusoleil.com/corteo.
Here is a promotional video:
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