Circus Reinvented

Cirque du Soleil illuminates what seems humanly impossible in haunting the Alegria.

Fire Dancer Timé Sumeo holds us on an edge between fear and aesthetic appreciation, celebrating the awful, beautiful power of fire, while we ponder the burning Colorado forestlands outside.

Ulziibayar and Ulziijargal Chimed inhabit the world of Cirque du Soleil's Alegria.
Ulziibayar and Ulziijargal Chimed inhabit the world of Cirque du Soleil's Alegria.

Everything about Alegria is executed with thought and precision. Even setups and scene changes are ceremonially staged. From the time the usher seats you until the final moments of the two-hour production, the surprise and excitement build. They come from the Cirque's sense of mission, the dedication not only of artistic directors and the huge multinational cast but of the thousands of people whose talents go into sewing, lighting, carpentry, tech and sheer logistics. Most important of all is the Cirque's aesthetic vision, the edge Alegria explores between the grotesque and the beautiful, control and chaos, terror and harmony.

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