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Cirque Du Soleil set to perform at Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax next month

Cirque Du Soleil is coming back to Fairfax next month.

The theatrical aerobatic spectacle is performing eight shows at George Mason University’s Eagle Bank Arena from May 17-25.

This year’s production, Corteo, which translates to “procession” in Italian, centers on a clown who imagines his own funeral as a carnival-like spectacle, with “caring angels” watching over quietly, according to a press release.

Below is the performance schedule.

  • Friday, May, 17 at 7 p.m.
  •  Saturday, May 18 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19 at 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 25 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $60 to $170.

More below from the press release.

Corteo, the most enchanting arena production from Cirque du Soleil is back in North America and heading to Fairfax, Virginia set to charm audiences for the very first time. This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in Montreal in April 2005. Since its creation, the show has amazed over 10 million spectators, in 22 countries, on 4 continents. Corteo will be presented at the Eagle Bank Arena for eight shows only from May 17th through May 25th, 2024.

For downloadable Press Kit, Photos, Trailer & B-Roll Videos in various formats, click here.

Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show combines the actor’s passion with the acrobat’s grace and power to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy, and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. The clown pictures his funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic, and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music turns lyrical and playful carrying Corteo through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.

In a Cirque du Soleil first, the stage is central in the arena. It divides the venue, with each half of the audience facing the other half, giving a unique perspective not only of the show but also a performer’s eye view of the audience. An atmosphere like never seen before in Cirque du Soleil arena shows. The set curtains, inspired by the Eiffel Tower, and the central curtains, which were hand-painted, give a grandiose feel to the stage. This sets the tone for the poetry of Corteo.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for Corteo in Fairfax are available online exclusively to Club Cirque members starting today at 10 am.

For free subscription, visit clubcirque.com.

General on-sale starts on December 11th at cirquedusoleil.com/corteo

Performance Schedule

● Friday 05/17 at 7pm
● Saturday 05/18 at 3pm & 7pm
● Sunday 05/19 at 1pm
● Thursday 05/23 + Friday 05/24 at 7pm
● Saturday 05/25 at 3pm & 7pm