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Toronto: Cirque du Soleil’s “Kurios” returns to Toronto April 14, 2022

Monday, November 8, 2021

Cirque du Soleil is proud to announce its return to Toronto in 2022 with its most critically acclaimed touring show KURIOS — Cabinet of Curiosities. Toronto will mark the official return of KURIOS following its hiatus caused by the global pandemic. Hailed as an “enthralling, over-the-top magical show”, KURIOS will open under the iconic Big Top at Ontario Place on April 14, 2022, for a limited series of performances presented by Sun Life Global Investments.


“Toronto has always been a special place for us and we’re ready to be reunited with Cirque du Soleil fans in Ontario,” said Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. “More than ever, we need the shared connection that live entertainment brings. Traveling to invoke the imagination, provoke the senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world has always been the core mission of Cirque du Soleil; to be able to do it all over again with KURIOS sparks an indescribable feeling of pride in all our artists and employees.”


“When the COVID-19 outbreak began, Ontario’s heritage, sport, tourism and culture industries were among the first and hardest hit, which included live performances,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. “I couldn’t be more pleased to welcome the return of Cirque du Soleil to Ontario Place next spring and am looking forward to seeing their exciting show - KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities. The return of performances like this will go far to bring joy back to our province, as well as provide a much-needed boost to the tourism sector.”


Since June, Cirque du Soleil has been delighting audiences again in Las Vegas with the reopening of its resident productions Mystère, “O”, The Beatles LOVE and Michael Jackson ONE. The return of KURIOS will mark the relaunch of Big Top touring operations for the company, following Alegría in Houston (November 2021), LUZIA in London (January 2022) and KOOZA in Punta Cana (January 2022).


Critically acclaimed the world over, KURIOS—Cabinet of curiosities astonishingly revisits the signature Cirque du Soleil style of performance by weaving jaw-dropping acrobatics with a refreshing touch of poetry, artistry and humour. A mind-boggling escape from reality, KURIOS unveils a festive, steampunk-inspired universe where the unexpected lies at every corner.


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.


Premiered in Montreal in 2014, and debuted in Toronto the same year, KURIOS has mesmerized over 4.5 million spectators in 30 cities worldwide with over 2,000 performances brought to life by its cast of 45 world-class artists.


TICKET INFORMATION

Starting today, tickets for Toronto performances of KURIOS—Cabinet of Curiosities are available online exclusively to Club Cirque members. For free and easy subscription, visit clubcirque.com. General on-sale starts on December 3, 2021, at www.cirquedusoleil.com.