Cirque du Soleil, Corteo (Musical, Review): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Like the deceased clown whose festive fantasy funeral it portrays, Corteo has risen again to assume its joyful place in the Cirque du Soleil solar system. Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.

Director: Daniele Finzi Pasca

Set designer: Jean Rabasse

Company: Cirque du Soleil

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Corteo has that creepy, cool funeral that leaves you laughing, wondering — which leads the audience to getting lost in the impressive performances and haunting set designs. And yes, it’s a kid-friendly show. It’ll strike the same degree of amazement and awe in kids as it will in the adults. We think that’s one of the things we love most about Cirque. All of their shows have the ability to make us feel like we’re kids again… seeing something we didn’t think was possible be performed right in front of our eyes with extreme grace and effortless beauty.

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