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Back in 1984, two former street performers by the names of Guy Laliberté and Daniel Gauthier joined forces to create a new entertainment company that would take the world by storm. The location was Montreal and their plan was to create a company that showcased the world of circus arts alongside high quality street entertainment, but even they might have been surprised at the success they earned.
They had originally worked as a group in the early 1980s under a different name, eventually settling on Cirque Du Soleil and by 1991 they had won the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience. Since then their popularity and appeal has grown into the gigantic blockbusting experience that it is today, boasting shows in countries around the world and hiring around 4,000 employees to help along the way.
In 2002 they first showcased “Varekai” to audiences in Montreal before taking it on a tour that has been since been seen around. Now it returns to London in 2010 with a special run at the Royal Albert Hall.
“Varekai” takes its cues from the Greek myth of Icarus, with the character appearing in the show as the man who flies too close to the sun, causing him to fall back down to Earth. He lands in a forest, where a large volcano peaks out over the tree-tops. It is an extraordinary world where the rules of the real world do not apply – where acrobatics and beauty meet head on with dizzying displays to behold.
Within this mystical world, Icarus meets an array of creatures who ultimately teach him how to fly once more.
The production is said to pay tribute to the nomadic soul, with the title “Varekai” literally translating to “wherever” in the Romani language.
Fans of acrobatics are right at home with any production showcased by the Cirque Du Soleil, who have come a long way since their humble origins. One of the two founders, Guy Laliberté has taken a long journey throughout his life, from his origins as a stilt walker, fire eater and accordion player to his trip to the International Space Station as a tourist in 2009. He will forever be known as the world’s first Space Clown.
The Cirque Du Soleil celebrates its 25th anniversary with “Varekai” appearing at the Royal Albert Hall from Tuesday 5th January 2010 to Saturday 13th February 2010.
Tue, 5th Jan 2010
Sun, 14th Feb 2010