Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo, a surreal romp through the imagined funeral of Mauro the Dreamer Clown, has arrived at the Tribute Communities Centre for a limited run of six performances, from June 21 to 24, 2018. This unique production directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca premiered in Montreal in April 2005 and has visited 64 cities in 19 countries.
This family-friendly show is a high energy crowd-pleaser, bringing all the acrobatic finesse and stunning visuals that Cirque du Soleil is renowned for. 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.
The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music turns lyrical and playful carrying Corteo through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.
Tickets start at $39. Tribute Communities Centre, 99 Athol Street East, Oshawa. Purchase tickets online.
Thursday, June 21, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Friday, June 22, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 23, 2018 – 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 24, 2018 – 1:30 pm & 5:00 pm