16 Jul 2024
Cirque du Soleil: Corteo @ Globen

Cirque du Soleil: Corteo @ Globen

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Corteo, perhaps the most enchanting of all the arena productions of Cirque du Soleil, will be touring Europe. The show visits Sweden and stops in Stockholm and Gothenburg in the spring of 2020. On May 7-10, six performances will be given at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm and on May 13-17, seven performances will be staged at Scandinavium in Gothenburg. This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca premiered in Montreal during the Big Top in April 2005. The show has been watched by more than 9 million visitors in 19 countries across four continents.

Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a happy, festive and parade-like event illustrated by a clown. The show combines the actor's passion with the acrobat's grace and power to throw the audience into a theatre world of joy, comedy and spontaneity that lies in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.

The clown depicts his own funeral which takes place in a carnival atmosphere, supervised by quietly caring angels. When you compare the big to the small, the ridiculous to the tragic and the magic in perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show shows the clown's strength and fragility, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the part of humanity that is within each of us. The music is lyrical and playful and carries Corteo through a timeless celebration where the illusion torments reality.

The stage concept and outline gets the audience in a theatre atmosphere that has never been seen before in a performance by Cirque du Soleil. The rear curtain is inspired by the Eiffel Tower, and the front curtain, which is hand painted, gives the scene a grand feel. It sets the tone for the poetic Corteo.

The Corteo ensemble includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all over the world.

Social media
Facebook: facebook.com/Corteo
Twitter: @Cirque #CORTEO
Instagram: @cirquedusoleil #CORTEO

Performance Schedule:

Stockholm:
Thursday, May 7, 8pm
Friday, May 8, 8pm
Saturday 9 May 16.00 and 20:00
Sunday 10 May 13.00 and 17.00