Fans of Cirque du Soleil have something to look forward in the 2nd half of the year! Cirque du Soleil KURIOS will come to Singapore with its most acclaimed touring show to date called, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities™. KURIOS will premier under a new grey-and-white Big Top from 5 July 2019 on Bayfront Avenue, next to Marina Bay Sands.
Written and directed by Michel Laprise, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, the reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed.
Michel Laprise worked in theatre for nine years as an actor, director and artistic director before joining Cirque du Soleil in 2000. At Cirque du Soleil, Michel spent five years as a talent scout before taking on, in 2006, the role of Special Events Designer. In that capacity, he directed the large-scale performance event created for the launch of the Fiat Bravo in Italy (2007); the Cirque du Soleil performance event celebrating Quebec City’s 400th anniversary (2008); the opening show at the Eurovision Song Contest held in Russia (2009); the launch of Microsoft’s Kinect console at the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo; and the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 FIBA International Basketball Federation World Championships in Istanbul.
In 2012, Michel collaborated with pop star Madonna, providing artistic direction for her performance at the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show; he later went on to direct her MDNA tour. Michel co-wrote and directed the VR movie “Kurios: Inside the Box” which won the Daytime Emmy® Award in the Outstanding Interactive Media category.
Since its debut, critics across North America and Japan have been raving about KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities. In an alternate yet familiar past, in a place where wonders abound for those who trust their imagination, a scientist (“The Seeker”) is convinced that there exists a hidden world – a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams await.
Out of his curio cabinet steps an international cast of 47 artists from 17 countries, a collection of otherworldly characters made up of world-class gymnasts, acrobats, contortionists, hand-puppeteers, yo-yo wizards, clowns, actors and musicians. Together they turn the Seeker’s world upside-down guided by an energetic gypsy jazz, electro swing soundtrack.
M1 Limited (M1), who first introduced Singaporeans to the captivating and fascinating world of Cirque du Soleil is celebrating their 20-year partnership with the Canadian phenomenon and presenting another entertainment spectacular. KURIOS will be Cirque du Soleil’s sixth production under the Big Top to be staged in Singapore with M1 as the presenting sponsor, after Saltimbanco in 2000, Alegria in 2002, Quidam in 2005, Totem in 2015 and Kooza in 2017.
“Since 1999, M1 has been proudly presenting Cirque du Soleil’s Big Top experience in Singapore, starting from Saltimbanco through to Kooza in 2017. This year, we are delighted to celebrate our 20th anniversary in collaboration as KURIOS’ presenting sponsor, and to yet again bring this thrilling experience to Singapore and our customers. This year, M1 customers can look forward to a range of fun activities, and exciting promotions including priority booking and a 15 per cent discount on tickets.” said Mr P.Subramaniam, Chief Marketing Officer, M1.
Priority booking for M1 customers is available via Sistic or at www.m1.com.sg/m1kurios, and tickets to the public will be available from 28 January via Sistic, at cirquedusoleil.com/kurios, or over the phone at +65 6348 5555.
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