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Cirque du soleil is back to Brasília! | 5 de April de 2009

Cirque du Soleil: Quidamquidam21  Cirque du soleil is back with Quidam, his third show that is going to visit Brazil. More than 300 shows will be presented here in Brazil. Quidam was created in 1996. It is about a girl that can’t keep the attention of her parents, her life lost all meaning, but she found in herself a world called Quidam, a world where she is happy, have friends, the fantastic world of Quidam. 


1-Aerial Hoops : Suspended high above the stage or flying through the air on her hoop, a young woman performs a series of movements displaying her flexibility and strength.

2-Aerial Contortion in Silk: Intensity, power and grace combine as Anna becomes one with the column of red fabric which supports and cradles her. Set to haunting music, contortionist and cloth intertwine, separate and embrace again. The translucent fabric occasionally hugs the body of the performer, creating a stunning effect.

3-Banquine :The banquine act showcases the amazing agility of the human body. Fifteen artists perform spectacular sequences of acrobatics and human pyramids, astounding audiences with their perfectly synchronized movements. Banquine is an Italian acrobatic tradition, with origins that date back to the Middle Ages. This breathtaking act won a Golden Clown at the International Monte Carlo Circus Festival in 1999.

4-Cloud Swing: Trapeze and Spanish web techniques combine in the unique and daring Cloud Swing. The performer launches herself into a series of spectacular acrobatics that send her diving and twisting high above the stage.

5-Diabolos :The diabolo, or Chinese yo-yo, is a child’s game that the Chinese have evolved into an art form. Four young Chinese performers, each holding two sticks linked by a string on which a wooden spool is juggled, tossed and balanced, try to outdo each other in this stunning game of dexterity and ingenuity. This act won the Gold Medal at the 1995 Festival du Cirque de Demain in Paris.

6-German Wheel :A gymnastic exercise hailing from Germany, the German wheel is taken to a whole new level in Quidam. Shayne becomes a human spoke as he spins, turns, twists and maneuvers the wheel, performing gravity-defying somersaults and acrobatics.

7-Hand Balancing: Alighting onto the stage, the artist’s gracious silhouette immediately captivates the imagination. Perched on balancing canes, she moves elegantly through a series of precarious positions of ever-increasing intricacy.

8-Skipping Ropes :Do you remember the joy you felt as a child skipping rope with your friends? Drawing its inspiration from dance, acrobatics and the art of manipulation, Cirque du Soleil has transformed this familiar child’s game into a choreographic feat. As the ropes beat time, a group of 20 acrobats, endowed with exceptional co-ordination and rhythm, perform a steady stream of solo, duo and group jumps and figures.

9-Spanish Webs :Breaking with tradition, Quidampresents the Spanish web as a group act. Artists fly over the stage, attached to a specially designed conveyer called a telepheric. Suddenly, time stands still as the acrobats, in turn or as a group, drop into the void, stopped only by the ropes looped around their waists or ankles.

10-Statue – Vis Versa: Never losing contact, two strong, flexible performers move almost imperceptibly, assuming positions impossible without an impeccable sense of balance. Asa and Jerome call on their sensitivity and powers of concentration in their quest for perfect harmony. Their act is testimony to the natural beauty of the human body and won a Silver Clown at the International Monte Carlo Circus Festival in 2000.quidam612172224974_5646bca8bc_o

The tickets of Quidam are quite expansive, the most expensive ticket with tapis rouge costs 680 reais and the cheapest ticket costs about 200 reais.Quidam will be here in september, so let’s save some money. If you want more information about prices, location and how to buy your ticket, enjoy:


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  1. hey, thanks for the lovely post. but, who posted it?
    keep it up! Love it!!!

    Comment by cultblogforsheilasandblokes — 6 de April de 2009 @ 4:40 PM

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My name is Michelline, I am a Cultura Inglesa teacher and this is a space I`ve created for my students and I to meet.







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