Cirque du Soleil’s KOOZA opens in Auckland in February

Published on: January 23, 2019

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Cirque du Soleil’s  new production KOOZA opens in Auckland on Friday, 15th February and will perform under the famous blue and yellow Big Top at Alexandra Park, Epsom. Due to exceptional demand for tickets, Cirque du Soleil announced that the Auckland season will now be extended until Sunday, 24th of March.

KOOZA is a colourful, sparkling homage to the traditions of circus, combining thrilling acrobatics with the art of clowning.

Cirque du Soleil’s casting teams search the world for performers at the very top of their craft and this quest for the best is evident in KOOZA, which features breath-taking acts on a scale not regularly seen by local audiences. Some of these include:

The Twin Hire Wire: Two high wires are suspended 5 metres and 8 metres above the stage. The four artists are third and sixth generation circus performers and their expert ability allows them to perform feats in the air that most of us would find difficult to do on the ground, including skipping ropes, sword fighting and standing on a chair balanced across two moving bicycles.

Wheel of Death: KOOZA’s 700 kilogram Wheel of Death rotates at heart-stopping speeds, powered only by the two artists who leap and counter-rotate in a death-defying display of fearless acrobatics and astonishing teamwork.

The Teeterboard: The Teeterboard is a giant see-saw that literally flings artists into the air, where they execute quintuple twisting somersaults—and that’s just the prelude! The troupe of over 10 acrobats perform stunts of ever-increasing complexity including spinning  9 metres above the stage and landing with double or single metal stilts strapped to their legs.

For tickets visit

www.cirquedusoleil.com/kooza

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