ChiIL Live Shows on our radar
Cirque du Soleil brings
its newest Big Top production,
to new Chicago location, Soldier Field South Lot,
May 18 - June 23, 2019!
Tickets on sale exclusively to Cirque Club members November 20;
General on-sale begins November 26 (‘Cyber Monday’)
Cirque du Soleil has long been a favorite of ours here at ChiIL Mama and ChiIL Live Shows, and we particularly love their incomparable tent shows. It's been my great pleasure over the years to shoot video interviews with a number of performers, shoot live show photos, and bring my readers along vicariously on backstage photo tours. My own teens have studied circus arts for over a decade and we have thoroughly enjoyed reviewing touring professional circus shows from around the world and Chicago's own world class circus arts community right here at home. We're thrilled to announce that Cirque du Soleil's newest tent show, VOLTA, is coming our way this spring.
Tickets make wonderful clutter busting, experiential gifts for the holidays, so consider making some memories with your family and friends. Cirque Club member tickets are available tomorrow, Tuesday, November 20. Visit cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueclub to sign up for a complimentary membership! Tickets (starting at $49) will be available to the general public beginning Monday, November 26, 2018, aka ‘Cyber Monday,’ by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/volta or calling 1-877-9CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783).
All Production Photos by Matt Beard Photography
Get a sneak peek of VOLTA here!
Cirque du Soleil returns to Chicago with VOLTA, a captivating voyage of discovery! Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports, VOLTA explores the themes of celebrating differences and unique qualities in a world where technology often isolates people from one another rather than freeing them. Written and directed by Bastien Alexandre, with Jean Guibert as the director of creation, VOLTA weaves acrobatics in a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score, composed by Anthony Gonzalez from the international electronic group M83. For the first time, VOLTA will perform under its signature Big Top at the Soldier Field South Lot, 1410 Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, May 18 – June 23, 2019. The official Premiere performance will be held Tuesday, May 21, at 8 p.m.
Access to the best seats and prices are available for existing Cirque Club members beginning Tuesday, November 20. 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 (starting at $49) will be available to the general public beginning Monday, November 26, 2018, aka ‘Cyber Monday,’ by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/volta or calling 1-877-9CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783). Discover Cirque’s Hennessy Black VIP Experience package which includes 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!
Energetic, urban and contemporary, VOLTA is a captivating voyage of discovery that showcases never-before-seen under the Big Top acrobatics in a visually striking world. Driven by a stirring melodic score and inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports, VOLTA is a story of transformation. It is about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and recognizing one’s own power to make it possible. Ultimate freedom comes with self-acceptance, and with the liberation of the judgment of others.
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.
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 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
VOLTA gratefully acknowledges its Official Partners, Hennessy Black, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, and Sirius.
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 190 million spectators in more than 450 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,400 performing artists from close to 60 different countries.
For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.