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Cirque du Soleil will bring their incredible show OVO to Australia this year, kicking off in Brisbane.
Cirque du Soleil will bring their incredible show OVO to Australia this year, kicking off in Brisbane. Contributed

CIRQUE du Soleil is thrilled to return to Australia with its critically acclaimed and family-friendly big top production OVO.

Brisbane will host the Australian premiere season of OVO presented under the trademark blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau (big top) at Northshore Hamilton, with the 2012/13 national tour then moving to Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth.

Tickets are on sale at cirquedusoleil.com/ovo.

Since its world premiere in Montreal, Canada, in April 2009, OVO has visited more than 15 cities in Canada, the US and Mexico, delighting more than two million spectators.

The Australian tour will be the first time OVO has toured outside North America.

OVO, meaning "egg" in Portuguese, is a head-long rush into a colourful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement.

When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives.

It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye - and the feeling is mutual.

The cast of OVO comprises 55 performing artists from 14 countries.

One highlight of OVO is the stunning Flying Act, in which a group of scarabs soar high above the stage, from both edges to the middle, landing on a platform.

This breathtaking act combines many circus disciplines: banquine, Russian swing and swinging chair.

The creative team behind the world of OVO is: artistic guides Guy Laliberte and Gilles Ste-Croix; writer, director and choreographer Deborah Colker (first female director at Cirque du Soleil); director of creation Chantal Tremblay; set and props designer Gringo Cardia; costume designer Liz Vandal; composer and musical director Berna Ceppas; lighting designer Eric Champoux; sound designer Jonathan Deans; acrobatic equipment and rigging designer Fred Gerard; acrobatic performance designer Philippe Aubertin; and make-up designer Julie Begin.

  • Cirque du Soleil OVO 2012/13 Australian tour, Brisbane, from July 14, Northshore Hamilton.

Topics:  cirque du soleil



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