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03.04.2011 - Cirque Du Soleil (translated in English: "Circus of the Sun") a Canadian entertainment company is in Manila with Varekai. The story of the Greek myth of Icarus which premiered in 2002, which was written and directed by Dominic Champagne.

The story picks up where the myth leaves off, telling the story of what happened to Icarus after he fell from the sky. He lands in the middle of a jungle at the base of a volcano where he must learn to fly again.

The word Varekai (pronounced ver·ay·’kie) means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies—the universal wanderers.

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This production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai.

Varekai emerges from an explosive fusion of drama and acrobatics. The impossible becomes possible in stunning displays of skill and power set against innovative music and otherworldly sets, interwoven with vivid choreography that speaks to all in the universal language of movement. The pendulum of time sweeps backward, paying tribute to the ancient and rare circus traditions of Icarian games, water meteors and Georgian dance. Varekai then catapults to the future with revolutionary twists on such acts as Russian swings, slippery surface and triple trapeze.

Last night Cirque Du Soleil was at the Manila Hotel for a press launch to present Varekai, and we got a taste of its awesome show from four of their talented performers. The less than an hour performances was captivating as well as entertaining, where a different kind of circus did not cast animals.

Manila Hotel is co-presenting Cirque Du Soleil in line with its tradition of excellence and industry leadership. This will serve as its launching event in a series of build up activities for their forthcoming 100th anniversary celebration which will culminate in October 2012.

These talented performers who had put up a great show we'll be seeing starting on June 22, 2011 for a limited engagement. They will have the show under the Blue-and-Yellow Chapiteau (Big Top) at the Luneta, across Quirino Grandstand.

Performance schedule:

Wednesday 22-Jun-11 7:30 PM
Thursday 23-Jun-11 7:30 PM
Friday 24-Jun-11 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Saturday 25-Jun-11 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday 26-Jun-11 1:00 & 5:00 PM
Monday 27-Jun-11 -
Tuesday 28-Jun-11 7:30 PM
Wednesday 29-Jun-11 7:30 PM

Thursday 30-Jun-11 7:30 PM
Friday 1-Jul-11 7:30 PM
Saturday 2-Jul-11 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday 3-Jul-11 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
Monday 4-Jul-11 -
Tuesday 5-Jul-11 7:30 PM
Wednesday 6-Jul-11 7:30 PM
Thursday 7-Jul-11 7:30 PM
Friday 8-Jul-11 7:30 PM

For more information about Cirque du Soleil and the show please visit the Official Website.

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