Saltimbanco, one of the company’s most loved classic shows, will be presented at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre starting May 12.
Saltimbanco, from the Italian “saltare in banco” which literally means to jump on a bench, is the show which started Australia’s love affair with Cirque du Soleil when the internationally-acclaimed entertainment company first toured here in 1999.
A thrilling, kaleidoscopic celebration of awe-inspiring artistry and agility, Saltimbanco will be presented in theatre mode in arena venues across the country with the same energetic and vibrant performance as experienced under the Big Top.
Originally directed by Franco Dragone, the show features an international cast of over 50 performers and musicians from more than 20 different countries.
Set inside an imaginary metropolis of colourful inhabitants, Saltimbanco features breathtaking acrobatics and unbelievable athleticism during solo spotlights and epic ensembles. Decidedly baroque in its visual vocabulary, the show’s eclectic cast of characters draws spectators into a fanciful, dreamlike world where diversity is a cause for hope. Technical expertise and extravagant design are woven together with spectacular costumes, amazing lighting, humour, and enchanting live music.
Currently touring across Europe, the 2011 Australian tour of Saltimbanco tour will commence in Perth on April 21 before travelling across the country.
Tickets on sale this Monday October 18 at 9:00am for the 2011 Adelaide season of Saltimbanco.
For more information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com