Cirque du Soleil: Singing and dreaming

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It’s back and promises to be better than ever. Yes, Quidam, the latest Cirque du Soleil creation is set to hit town.

The entire show is imagined by a bored young girl named Zoé, who is alienated and ignored by her parents. She dreams up the whimsical world of Quidam as a means of escaping the monotony of her life.

Quidam is said to be the embodiment of both everyone and no one at the same time.

According to Cirque du Soleil, Quidam is “a nameless passer-by, a solitary figure lingering on a street corner, a person rushing past. One who cries out, sings and dreams within us all.”

Quidam is the latest stage show produced by Cirque du Soleil. It premiered in April 1996 and has now been watched by millions of spectators around the world.

It pitches up at Forest National in Brussels on 27 February until 2 March for what promises to be a sell-out tour.

Quidam originated as a big top show, with its premiere in Montreal, but has since been converted into an arena format, beginning with the 2010 tour in North America.

Since its launch in 1984, Cirque du Soleil has become a remarkable global success story, comprising hundreds of acrobats, musicians and actors and performing to millions of people.

Tickets for the show are priced €45 and €75 with reductions for children.

Further information is available at www.cirquedusoleil.com/quidam.

Photo: Matt Beard

Costumes: Dominique Lemieux ©2011 Cirque du Soleil.