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Cirque du Soleil will return to Tysons this summer

Cirque du Soleil is bringing its show “Kurios” to Tysons this summer (courtesy Cirque du Soleil)

The circus is coming back to Tysons.

Cirque du Soleil announced yesterday (Monday) that it will erect its Big Top tents in Lerner Town Square (8025 Galleria Drive) near Tysons Galleria on July 29, marking its first appearance in the D.C. area in three years.

This year’s show will be “Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities,” which the Canada-based circus calls “its most critically acclaimed touring show.” It will be in town until Sept. 25.

“We are thrilled that Cirque du Soleil is returning to Washington D.C. for the first time since 2019,” Mike Newquist, the touring show division president at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, said. “Now more than ever, being reunited with our incredible audiences means the world and our cast and crew are excited to bring the magic of KURIOS to Tysons in what will be a truly triumphant return.”

Cirque du Soleil has routinely performed in Tysons, most recently bringing a sports-themed show in the summer of 2019.

However, its planned visit in 2020 was canceled as part of a general suspension of tours due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An anticipated replacement show in 2021 was also nixed, though the circus resumed performing in April 2021.

According to a press release, “Kurios” premiered in Montreal in 2014 and has attracted over 4.5 million viewers in 30 cities worldwide with over 2,000 performances.

Cirque du Soleil describes the show as a mix of acrobatics, poetry, artistry, and humor set in a steampunk-inspired universe:

In an alternate yet familiar past, KURIOS steps inside the mechanical lab of an inventor convinced that there exists a hidden, invisible world–a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams await. Once the inventor succeeds to unlock the door to this world of wonders, time comes to a complete stop and an uplifted cast of otherworldly characters invades his curio cabinet, bringing his makeshift creations to life one by one. As the visible becomes invisible and perspectives transform, KURIOS bursts into a celebration of the power of the imagination.

Tickets to “Kurios” went on sale for the organization’s Club Cirque members yesterday. They will become available for purchase by the general public on Monday (March 7).

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