Brought to South Africa by Hazel Feldman’s Showtime Management, Cirque Éloize’s production entitled iD has been enjoyed by more than 400 000 spectators in nearly 600 performances in 50 cities across the globe in 12 countries. In this show the contemporary circus world meets the world of urban dances. Set in an inner-city environment, iD explores the themes of identity, individuality and autonomy in a culture where omnipresent images cause us to lose our reference points, making us express the same values by way of different codes.
The show’s Director, Jeannot Painchaud says, “It is with great pleasure that we bring this urban tale, filled with color, passion and energy to Johannesburg for the very first time. In keeping with the company’s tradition, with iD we’ve again combined different art forms – this time urban dances – to infuse their energy and edginess to the acrobatic performances. Now imagine two rival gangs, sharing a public place at the heart of a city, and seeking to express their iDentity and inDividuality, and you have iD.”
For 20 years now, Cirque Éloize has been taking the public and critics by storm in more than 440 cities around the world. Cirque Éloize’s “iD” comes to South Africa for the very first time.
This astonishing modern circus transports audiences to a vibrant urban streetscape. The stage comes alive with the boundless energy of acrobats, dancers and contortionists, who perform against a kaleidoscope of eye-popping video projections, building to a stunning finale on a one-of-a-kind video trampowall. Everyone will love this mind-blowing fusion of new theatrical circus arts and urban dance! It’s like no other show ever seen before in South Africa. You don’t want to miss it!
Based on the multidisciplinary talents of its artists, Cirque Éloize expresses its innovative nature through theatricality and humanity, and combines circus arts with music, dance and theatre in a path-breaking and original manner. With iD, Cirque Éloize presents a show positively crackling with daring and modernity. Cirque Éloize’s iD is a blend of circus arts and urban dance: b-boying/b-girling, breakin, hip-hop and more. The scene is set in the heart of a city, in a public space where people seek refuge and a chance to shed their anonymity; a place where identity is forged and individuality is expressed to a stimulating soundtrack created by composers Jean-Phi Goncalves (Beast) and Alex McMahon.
The mesmerizing integration of multimedia gives this show a unique feel. Fourteen performers from twelve disciplines help create iD's entertaining and resolutely urban universe, in keeping with Cirque Éloize’s tradition of using multidisciplinary performers from around the world.
It’s time for a dance fuelled adrenaline rush. Get ready to be blown away by the pulsating and captivating performances that make Cirque Éloize iD the not to be missed family entertainment happening of the year. Hurry, book now at Computicket. Special family packages available via Computicket. For Montecasino Group Hospitality and Show and Stay Packages please dial telephone 011 367 4250
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