Singapore to Come Alive as the World of Urban Dance meets Contemporary Circus
Marina Bay Sands together with BASE entertainment and Cirque Éloize, are thrilled to announce a new contemporary urban circus production, called Cirque Éloize iD. Sixteen world class stage performers combined with ten circus disciplines provide for a spectacular, jaw dropping acrobatic and pumping musical performance at the Grand Theater. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 15.
Following sold-out performances in Montreal and Toronto, and described by The Montreal Gazette as “West Side Story gone hip-hop circus,” Cirque Éloize iD transports the audience into the vibrant streets at the heart of a big city. The stage comes alive with the boundless energy of acrobats, break dancers, contortionists and a fearless stunt biker who perform against a kaleidoscope of eye-popping video projections drawn from science-fiction films, comic books and graffiti.
You’re not going to find a more energetic, mind blowing, roof raising piece of entertainment. Spectacular! – Toronto Star
Cirque Éloize iD was created by Jeannot Painchaud, founder and artistic director of Montreal’s acclaimed Cirque Éloize. “It explores the concept of identity and how people from different backgrounds get along in a clan,” explains Painchaud of his newest creation. “There are sixteen artists in the show who come from seven different countries. Each of them is a unique character and brings a distinct personality to the show.”
Weaving together urban dance with ten different circus arts, Cirque Éloize iD showcases the unique talents of an international troupe of artists, showcasing skills such as juggling, contortion, in-line skating, stilts, Cyr wheel, hand balancing, straps, bike trial, Chinese pole and aerial silks, building to a spectacular finale on the dynamic trampowall.
The original electronic score was composed by Jean-Phi Goncalves from the indie band Beast and Alex McMahon, with collaboration from hip-hop choreographer Mourad Merzouki and costumes by Linda Brunelle.
Since 1993, Cirque Éloize has become a world leader in contemporary circus arts, with almost 4000 performances in more than 400 cities and over 34 countries around the globe to its credit. The award winning company had enjoyed rave reviews and sold-out engagements at the world’s most prestigious festivals and theatres including Edinburgh International Festival, the Hollywood Bowl, Théâtre du Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées, Sadler’s Wells and the Barbican Theatre.
Cirque Éloize has partnered with Cirque du Soleil for a long term relationship based on common creative visions and international entertainment appeal.
The show will play from June 1, 2011 at Marina Bay Sands Grand Theater