Cirque du Soleil presents OVO

How to describe a Cirque du Soleil performance? Jaw-dropping at the very least!

Cirque du Soleil’s latest production to tour Australia is OVO and it’s all about creepy crawlies.

Inspired by the energetic world of insects, acrobats teem across the stage, scale walls and ‘fly’ through the sky. From juggling ants and butterflies that float to jumping fleas and a hand-balancing dragonfly, the acrobats transform with an amazing show that’s simultaneously in the air and underfoot.

OVO includes original music – a mix of Brazilian samba music, electronic beats and sampled insects sounds, and Cirque du Soleil’s trademark, spectacular costumes, of which the insect world makes an inspiring starting point. Costume designer Liz Vandal used futuristic superheroes and suits of armour to inform her designs for the OVO costumes – the results bring the insects to life.

OVO is now on in Sydney at the Entertainment Quarter, finishing November 25, 2012. Ticket prices begin at $74 for adults and $54 for children. Following the Sydney shows, OVO tours Australia, stopping in Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth. Tickets for all shows are available online.

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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