Cirque du Soleil returns to Singapore in July this year with KOOZA, a new production paying homage to their roots by combining thrilling, heart-stopping acrobatic performance with the art of clowning. KOOZA will be presented in the intimate setting of the signature blue-and-yellow Big Top from 12 July 2017 on Bayfront Avenue, next to Marina Bay Sands.
Since its world premiere in Montreal in 2007, KOOZA has been seen by over 7 million people around the world. The name KOOZA is inspired by the Sanskrit word “Koza” which means “box”, “chest”, or “treasure” and emerging from this magical box is an international cast of 50 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from 19 different countries performing heart-stopping feats and laugh-out-loud antics to a live soundtrack fusion of jazz, funk and Bollywood beats.
The KOOZA story follows “The Innocent” who represents the child within us all, as he takes a journey of self-discovery through a kingdom of eccentric characters, electrifying thrills and out-of-the-box surprises. “KOOZA is about human connection and the world of duality, good and bad”, says the show’s writer and director David Shiner. “The tone is fun and funny, light and open. The show doesn’t take itself too seriously, but it’s very much about ideas, too.” In addition to showcasing sheer human effort – performance in its rawest, purest form – together with slapstick humour and amusing antics, KOOZA also contemplates deeper notions, including strength, harmony, identity, fragility and power. Presented in a colorful medley of costumes and characters, KOOZA springs open like a bejeweled toy box to capture the audience’s imagination and set pulses racing.
Venue: Bayfront Avenue beside Marina Bay Sands
When: 12 Jul - 13 Aug 2017,
By: Marina Bay