Lights, Camera, Action and Pizazz! SALTIMBANCO, CIRQUE DU SOLEIL has taken Pittsburgh by Storm! The Petersen Events Center is hosting this 4 day touring show. What an awe-inspiring event!
“After 20 years performing around the world, Saltimbanco will make its final curtain call in December in Montreal, Canada, the international home of Cirque du Soleil. On October 18 – 21, 2012, Pittsburgh will have its final opportunity to experience this classic and colorful Cirque du Soleil production that has performed in more than 45 countries. Saltimbanco will be presented at the Petersen Events Center for six performances only. “Press kit
The Cirque Du Soleil is the longest running tour show which has been ongoing since 1992! Simply amazing just like the show itself.
I had the pleasure of watching the show first hand this evening and it is simply amazing! Whether the audience interaction, the trapeze act, the swing, the movement of body against body it is all INCREDIBLE. The group works as such a team you can see it through EVERY movement. The Live music, the singing, the showmanship and all lively cast—- so upbeat and yet so different from any other show you might have seen. Honestly, my favorite piece is when the cast climbs the poles, and uses them merely to balance on~absolutely unbelievable! The strength training and conditioning that must go on, before, during and after the show must be intensive!
The show is here through the weekend, so make sure to get there : Saltimbanco ~Cirque Du Soleil
THE PATH OF SALTIMBANCO
Saltimbanco is a characteristic and classic Cirque du Soleil
show inspired by the urban fabric of the metropolis and its
colourful inhabitants. The show premiered in 1992 and toured
many countries under the Big Top before embarking on a
new journey in 2007 with a world arena tour through North
America and Europe.
Saltimbanco—from the Italian “saltare in banco,” which literally
means “to jump on a bench”—features an international cast
of 51 performers and musicians from more than 20 different
countries. Classic Cirque at its best, Saltimbanco is a thrilling
and kaleidoscopic celebration of awe-inspiring artistry and
agility. It features breathtaking acrobatics and unbelievable
athleticism during solo spotlights and epic ensembles.
Decidedly baroque in its visual vocabulary, the show’s eclectic
cast of characters draws spectators into a fanciful, dreamlike
world, an imaginary city where diversity is a cause for hope.
Saltimbanco is set to enthrall, from the seemingly impossible
balancing, jumping and spinning during the Chinese Poles
or the Russian Swing to the gravity-defying Bungees and
Trapeze, the crowd-pleasing Juggling and Acrobatic Bicycle,
to the celebrated and very unique Clowns. Technical expertise
and extravagant design are woven together with uplifting
spectacular costumes, amazing lighting, humour and enchanting
music and magic. Full of colours, amusement and amazement,
Saltimbanco is a fun show for the whole family to enjoy.
Saltimbanco is the longest running Cirque du Soleil touring
show, a timeless opus.*
*press release information