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THE NEW BIG TOP SHOW FROM CIRQUE DU SOLEIL COMES TO MEADOWLANDS RACING & ENTERTAINMENT

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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New York, November 28, 2017 – Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to announce that its newest Big Top production VOLTA will begin performances March 29, 2018 at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment in East Rutherford, NJ.  VOLTA is written and directed by Bastien Alexandre and with Jean Guibert as the director of creation. International electronic composer and musical director Anthony Gonzalez, brings his space-age future pop sound to the Cirque du Soleil stage for the first time ever. The name VOLTA refers to a sudden about-face, a change in emotion or idea often used in poetry. It also speaks to the jolt of energy delivered through the show.

 

Access to the best seats and prices are available for existing Cirque Club members. Visit cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueclub to sign up for a complimentary membership.  Cirque Club members receive advance access to the best seats under the Big Top, at the best price. Tickets are available for purchase to the general public today by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/volta or calling 1-877-9CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783). Tickets are available starting from $55.

 

The show

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 the adrenaline rush of acrobatics into 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.

 

The creative team

VOLTA’s creative team comprises 15 creators under the artistic guidance of Jean-François Bouchard:

Bastien Alexandre                           Writer and Director

Jean Guibert                                      Director of Creation

Bruce Rodgers                                   Set Designer

Zaldy Goco                                          Costume Designer

Anthony Gonzalez from M83      Composer and Musical Director

Julie Perron                                        Choreographer

Martin Labrecque                            Lighting Designer

Thibaut Duverneix                           Video Content Designer

Jean-Michel Caron                          Sound Designer

Anne Séguin Poirier                        Props Designer

Rob Bollinger                                     Acrobatic Performance Designer

Philippe Aubertin                             Acrobatic Performance Designer

Jaque Paquin                                     Acrobatic Equipment and Rigging Designer

Eleni Uranis                                        Make up Designer

                Manon Beaudoin                             Character’s guide

 

Ticket Information

VOLTA will be presented under the Big Top at the at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ in beginning March 29, 2018. Cirque Club members can purchase tickets for these performances online starting today at www.cirquedusoleil.com/volta. Discover our VIP package – a cocktail reception with open bar and hors d’oeuvres inspired by the show, access to the best seats for greater comfort, complimentary Parking, and more!

 

VOLTA Media Access Library:

Official Video B-Roll: https://app.frame.io/f/2rzodwio

Show Photo Selects: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Chapiteaux/VOLTA/VOLTA_PhotoCredits.zip

Costumes: Zaldy / ©2017 Cirque du Soleil Inc.

 

Partner

Forsythe Technology is the Official Sponsor of Cirque du Soleil VOLTA in New Jersey.   

 

Social Media:

Facebook.com/VOLTA

Twitter: @Cirque #VOLTA  

Instagram: cirquedusoleil #VOLTA

 

Cirque du Soleil

VOLTA is Cirque du Soleil’s 41st original production since 1984, and its 18th show presented under the Big Top. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in more than 400 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

 

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

 

Media contact:

Marc Thibodeau – THE PUBLICITY OFFICE

MThibodeau@publicityoffice.com

(212) 365-6851                                                  

                                                                               

 


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