From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in more than 400 cities in over sixty countries on six continents. They will returns to Singapore in July this year with KOOZA, a new production paying homage to their roots by combining thrilling, heart-stopping acrobatic performance with the art of clowning. KOOZA will be presented in the intimate setting of the signature blue-and-yellow Big Top from 12 July 2017 on Bayfront Avenue, next to Marina Bay Sands. Tickets will be available from 13 February 2017.
Since its world premiere in Montreal in 2007, KOOZA has been seen by over 7 million people around the world. The name KOOZA is inspired by the Sanskrit word “Koza” which means “box”, “chest”, or “treasure” and emerging from this magical box is an international cast of 50 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from 19 different countries performing heart-stopping feats and laugh-out-loud antics to a live soundtrack fusion of jazz, funk and Bollywood beats.
M1, who first introduced Singaporeans to the captivating and fascinating world of Cirque du Soleil, has teamed up with the Canadian phenomenon again, to present another entertainment spectacular. KOOZA will be Cirque du Soleil’s fifth 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 and Totem in 2015.
“The M1 brand has a long association with the Cirque du Soleil Big Top experience in Singapore, starting from Saltimbanco in 1999 through to Totem in 2015. We share an appreciation for the arts, alongside values like creativity, with Cirque du Soleil, and it is thus appropriate that we celebrate M1’s 20th anniversary this year as KOOZA’s presenting sponsor. M1 customers can look forward to a range of fun activities, and exciting promotions including priority booking and a 15% discount on tickets. We will also be engaging with our supported schools and adopted charities to bring their children and youth beneficiaries to join us in enjoying this spectacular experience,” said Mr P.Subramaniam, Chief Marketing Officer, M1.
“The KOOZA story follows “The Innocent” who represents the child within us all, as he takes a journey of self-discovery through a kingdom of eccentric characters, electrifying thrills and out-of-the-box surprises. “KOOZA is about human connection and the world of duality, good and bad”, says the show’s writer and director David Shiner. “The tone is fun and funny, light and open. The show doesn’t take itself too seriously, but it’s very much about ideas, too.”
In addition to showcasing sheer human effort – performance in its rawest, purest form – together with slapstick humour and amusing antics, KOOZA also contemplates deeper notions, including strength, harmony, identity, fragility and power. Presented in a colourful medley of costumes and characters, KOOZA springs open like a bejewelled toy box to capture the audience’s imagination and set pulses racing.
Get Your Tickets Now
Season: From 12 July 2017
Venue: Bayfront Avenue beside Marina Bay Sands
Cast: A cast of 50 acrobats, actors, musicians and singers from 19 countries
Performance Times: 8pm (Tues – Fri), 4.30pm & 8pm (Sat) & 1.30pm & 5pm (Sun)
Ticket Price: From $88 (Excludes the booking fee of SGD$4 per ticket)
– Phone: +65 6348 5555
– In Person: KOOZA Box Office on site at the Big Top on Bayfront Avenue, beside Marina Bay Sands
Corporate and Group Bookings are available via Sliding Doors Entertainment. Please call +65 6734 5573 or Email: [email protected]