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Cirque du Soleil presents VAREKAI
May 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - September 23, 2019 @ 10:22 am
Penticton, BC:A dormant volcano, a mystical forest and an ancient prophecy… The adventure of Icarus begins.
Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world-a world where something is possible. A world called Varekai.
The sky lets go a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world imbued with fantastical creatures, a young man takes flight in an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of pure and undiluted possibility, begins an inspired incantation to a life rediscovered and to a newly found wonder in the mysteries of the world and the mind.
The word Varekai (pronounced ver•ay•’kie) means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers. Directed by Dominic Champagne, this production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai.
Cirque du Soleil will perform in Penticton with Varekai at the South Okanagan Events Centre from May 13 -17, 2015 for seven performances only.
Advance tickets for Varekai are available now online exclusively to Cirque Club members through January 29. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, go to www.cirqueclub.com
Tickets for the general public will be available starting Friday, January 30, 2015 at www.cirquedusoleil.com/varekai and www.ValleyFirstTix.com, by calling 1.877.SOEC.TIX (763.2849) or in person at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC) and Wine Country Visitor Centre.
Ticket prices range from $45 – $100 (subject to change).
Show Schedule (May 13 – 17, 2015):
Wednesday, May 13 at 7:30pm
Thursday, May 14 at 7:30pm
Friday, May 15 at 4:00 pm and 7:30pm
Saturday, May 16 at 4:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, May 17 at 1:30pm and 5:00pm
Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges the official sponsors of the Varekai Canadian tour: XEROX, DHL, Rogers, Tetley Tea and its presenting sponsor Desjardins Financial Group.
Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.
Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 155 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.