WIN TICKETS TO Cirque Éloize iD IN NOVEMBER
Unprecedented demand brings Cirque Éloize iD back to SA
“iD makes its Cape Town debut then returns to the Teatro for the Festive Holidays”
When Cirque Éloize iD (pronounced Sirk-ehl-waz eye-dee) made its South African debut at Montecasino’s Teatro in 2014, audiences were literally blown away by this bewildering high-energy production that blends breathtaking acrobatics and street dance. Word spread quickly and “iD” became the hottest ticket in town.
Owing to critical acclaim and rave reviews, “ “iD” sold out fast, thereby creating an unprecedented demand for its return.
Cirque Éloize iD is back!
This popular show makes its Cape Town debut at Artscape on Wednesday, 16 November 2016 for a limited season of just 15 performances, ending on Sunday, 27 November 2016.
Thereafter, Cirque Éloize iD returns to Montecasino’s Teatro on Wednesday, 30 November 2016, running until 24 December 2016.
There are special midweek show times and matinees scheduled during peak holiday season.
Tickets are on sale at Computicket.
Directed by Jeannot Painchaud and brought to South Africa by leading local promoter, Showtime Management, Cirque Éloize’s iD has been enjoyed over the past seven years by more than 1 million spectators in nearly 950 performances in almost 100 cities across the globe in 23 countries.
A high-energy blend of circus arts and urban dance, iD is a production for the young at heart featuring an inspiring soundtrack and innovative video projections.
Acrobats, aerialists, a trial biker, and hip hop and break dancers come together to create a microcosmic society where two groups celebrate everyone’s distinct identity.
There’s speed, power and a cacophony of sounds as everything comes together in the unprecedented spectacular trampoline-finale.
The show’s energy and poetry will surpass the expectations of audiences and is guaranteed to leave them in awe.
In 2014 City Buzz enthusiastically remarked, “From the first siren wail to its astonishing trampoline finale, Cirque Éloize iD shocked, amused and enthralled as it brought the wonders of the circus to a contemporary audience.”
The Tonight praised the performers; “They’re using their heads to appeal to their peers and in the same space, attracting audiences for the sheer spectacle of their striking showmanship.”
“The runaway success of the show’s first season in 2014 says it all – this is a unique and massively exciting show for the whole family,” says Hazel Feldman of Showtime Management who added, “This mind-blowing fusion of new theatrical circus and urban dance is an absolute must “do” on every year-end calendar!”
iD features a cast of 15 acrobats and performers, and incorporates innovative multimedia elements, as well as a rock and electronica inspired soundtrack created by composers Jean-Phi Goncalves and Alex McMahon.
In Cirque Éloize’s iD, acrobatic disciplines are combined with the energy of hip-hop and street dances, giving a fresh and high octane spin to modern circus.
The show’s Director, Jeannot Painchaud says, “It is with great pleasure that we bring this urban tale, filled with color, passion and energy to Cape Town for the very first time.
We are also pleased to be back in Johannesburg where we played to packed houses in 2014.” ID is now Cirque Éloize’s biggest international success.
Seven years after its first presentation, it still moves people, and differentiates itself from others with its energy and edginess..”
Directed by Jeannot Painchaud, Cirque Éloize iD began touring in 2009.
The set design, illustrations and video projections are created by Robert Massicotte in collaboration with Alexis Laurence.
The music is composed by Jean-Phi Goncalves and Alex McMahon, while the lighting is by Nicolas Descoteaux. Krzysztof Soroczynski acted as show acrobatic designer and head-trainer.
iD also includes an artistic contribution from Mourad Merzouki.
It’s like no other show ever seen before in South Africa.
You don’t want to miss it!
Book now at Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visit www.computicket.com or your nearest Computicket service centre.
For more information, visit www.showtime.co.za stay current on the latest news through social media on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
ENTER TO WIN TICKETS
CAPE TOWN SHOW INFORMATION
Wednesday, 16 November to Sunday, 27 November 2016
No Monday shows
Tuesday to Saturday: 20h00
Saturday Matinee: 15h00
Sunday: 14h00 and 18h00
Friday, Saturday both shows and Sunday Matinee:
R250, R350, R425
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday Evenings:
R175, R275, R360
20% Discount on groups of 20 and more – all midweek performances only
Facebook: /Artscape Theatre
JOHANNEBURG SHOW INFORMATION
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 to Saturday, 24 December 2016
No Monday shows
From 30 November to 11 December:
Tuesday to Saturday: 20h00;
Saturday: 15h00 & 20h00;
Sunday: 14h00 and 18h00
From 13 December 2016 to 24 December 2016
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 15h00;
Saturday: 15h00 and 20h00;
Sunday: 14h00 and 18h00
Sunday, 18 December: 14h00 only
Friday, 16 December: 15h00 and 20h00.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday Evening:
R150, R185, R285, R380
Friday, Saturdays and Sunday Matinee
R175, R200, R275, R375, R450
Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visit www.computicket.com or visit your nearest Computicket service centre.
20% Discount on groups of 20 and more – midweek performances only
Website – www.montecasino.co.za
Facebook – montecasino
Twitter – @montecasino
ABOUT CIRQUE ÉLOIZE
Founded in 1993, Cirque Éloize combines circus arts with dance, theatre and music with path-breaking panache. Continually engaged in artistic experimentation, Cirque Éloize is a leader in contemporary circus arts, with more than 4,000 performances to its credit in some 500 cities around the world. In addition to its touring shows, Cirque Éloize develops customized concepts for international special events, more than 1,400 to date.
The company has also been presented in international festivals around the world and has won numerous awards including 12 medals and prizes at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris.. Cirque Éloize currently has two creations on tour: iD and CIRKOPOLIS, with a third one currently in creation. For more information about the company, please visit cirque-eloize.com
ABOUT SHOWTIME MANAGEMENT (SA)
Originally founded by Hazel Feldman and now with her son and partner, Tony – Showtime Management has set the benchmark for the presentation of quality, international-standard shows and events, many of which have been presented throughout South Africa, Asia, Europe and Las Vegas. Concert productions include: The Rolling Stones; Frank Sinatra; Elton John; Rod Stewart; Pavarotti; Seal; Diana Ross; Liza Minnelli; The 3 Tenors; Black Eyed Peas; Deadmau5; 50 Cent; George Benson; Swedish House Mafia, the FIFA 2010 Kick-off Concert with John Legend, Shakira and a host of international and local artistes; Tap Dogs; Hardwell; the Electric 2014 NYE Ball featuring the legendary Carl Cox, Eminem’s Rapture SA Tour, Ultra 2014 & 2015, Cirque Eloize, Disney On Ice presents 100 Years of Magic, Jason Mraz, Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate, Russell Brand, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and Engelbert Humperdinck. This year’s announced line-up so far features Ultra SA, Disney On Ice Worlds of Enchantment and Slava’s Snowshow. Musical Theatre productions include FAME; CHICAGO; WE WILL ROCK YOU, BEAUTY & THE BEAST; HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL; RENT; MAMMA MIA!; DREAMGIRLS; MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL; BEAUTIFUL CREATURES; DIRTY DANCING and JERSEY BOYS South Africa, Asia and Turkey. More information available at www.showtime.co.za.
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