Cirque du Soleil performing acrobatic show in Columbia, part of North American tour

Photos from Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo video.

It was announced Wednesday that Cirque du Soleil’s latest production, Corteo, will be making a stop in Columbia during its North America tour in 2019. The show will visit the Colonial Life Arena from July 10 to 14, for a limited run of seven performances. The show first premiered in Monteal in April 2005. Since then, the show has been seen by millions of viewers in 19 countries on four continents.

Tickets will be available to the public beginning December 14, at 10 a.m. at, the Ticketmaster app, over the phone at 1-800-745-3000, and at the Lexington Medical Center Box Office inside the Colonial Life Arena.

About the show:
Corteo 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 angels. 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 where illusion teases reality.

The set curtains, inspired by the Eiffel Tower, and the hand-painted central curtains give a grandiose feel to the stage. The Corteo cast includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from around the world.

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