Saltimbanco production to run in June in Amman
Cirque du Soleil performs in Jordan for first time
The international entertainment group, Cirque du Soleil, will perform for the first time ever in Jordan with its vibrant signature production, Saltimbanco, from June 26-30, 2012 at Prince Hamza Arena in Amman.
Tickets will be available starting today at www.karasi.com where users can reserve their preferred seats and either pay online to get their e-tickets immediately via email, or request them to be delivered by hand and pay upon delivery. They can be also requested by phone at 06-5515383.
Saltimbanco is Cirque du Soleil’s longest-running touring show and has performed since 1992 to widespread acclaim to sellout audiences in Europe, North and South America, Australia, Japan, and New Zealand for more than 11.5 million enthusiastic fans.
Classic Cirque du Soleil at its best, Saltimbanco is a thrilling and kaleidoscopic celebration of awe-inspiring artistry and agility. With a cast of 50 high-caliber artists hailing from 20 different countries, Saltimbanco features breathtaking acrobatics and unbelievable athleticism during solo spotlights and epic ensembles, from the seemingly impossible balancing, jumping, and spinning during the Chinese poles or the Russian swing, to the gravity-defying bungees and trapeze, the crowd-pleasing juggling and acrobatic bicycle, to the celebrated and very unique clowns. Technical expertise and extravagant design are woven together by uplifting spectacular costumes, amazing lighting, humor, and enchanting music and magic. Full of color, amusement, and amazement, Saltimbanco is a fun show for the whole family to enjoy.
Saltimbanco - from the Italian “saltare in banco,” which literally means “to jump on a bench” - explores the urban experience in all its myriad forms: the people who live there, their idiosyncrasies and likenesses, families and groups, the hustle and bustle of the street, and the towering heights of skyscrapers. A signature show, it is inspired by the urban fabric of the metropolis and its colorful inhabitants.
Decidedly baroque in its visual vocabulary, the show’s eclectic cast of characters draws spectators into a fanciful, dreamlike world, an imaginary city where diversity is a cause for hope.
MEDIA PRAISE FOR SALTIMBANCO:
“Gracefully athletic theatre” - The London Times
“Human exuberance and physicality” - Variety Magazine (USA)
“Myth meets magic… An unearthly mixture of commedia dell'arte and rock-concert razzle” - The New York Times
ABOUT CIRQUE DU SOLEIL:
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries.
Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over 40 countries on 6 continents. Cirque du Soleil International headquarters are in Montreal, Canada. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.qa .
ORGANIZER: Friends of Jordan Festivals
Friends of the Jordan Festivals is a non-profit organization founded in March 2010, by a group of men and women, leaders in the private sector, motivated by their love and loyalty to their country, and their passion of the culture and the arts. The NGO aims at promoting Jordan as a cultural destination being the only open air museum in the world, rich in history, rich in heritage, and rich in culture.
VENUE: Prince Hamza Arena - Hussein Youth City
SHOW SCHEDULE (JUNE 26-30, 2012):
Tuesday, June 26 at 8:00 pm
Wednesday, June 27 at 5:00 pm
Thursday, June 28 at 5:00 pm
Friday, June 29 at 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 30 at 8:00 pm
CATEGORIES AND TICKETS:
VIP - 150 JD (Special Hospitality)
A - 80 JD
B - 60 JD
C - 40 JD
D - 25JD
For show and ticket information, please visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/saltimbanco .