Cirque Du Soleil will return to the Southland after a four-year absence with the big top touring show "Corteo," under the trademark blue and yellow Grand Chapiteau in Los Angeles and Orange County.
Created and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, "Corteo" will premiere in Los Angeles on August 23 for a limited engagement at the Forum. On November 8, "Corteo" will open at the Orange County Fair & Exposition Center in Costa Mesa. These engagements celebrate the 20th anniversary of Cirque du Soleil in Los Angeles and the United States.
"Corteo," which means "cortege" in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. The "Corteo" cast includes 61 artists from 16 countries.