Cirque du Soleil announces a new Big Top show to open in Montreal in 2020

The company's 20th Big Top production will premiere at the Old Port on April 23rd, 2020


MONTREAL, October 7th, 2019Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to announce a new Big Top production, written and directed by renowned artist and stage designer Es Devlin. Presented by Sun Life Global Investments, the show will premiere under the Big Top in Montreal’s Old Port starting April 23rd, 2020. Tickets are now on sale exclusively to Cirque Club members and to the public on October 11th.

While staying true to its roots in astonishing human performances, Cirque du Soleil’s 51st original production and 20th Big Top show will bring a bold new visual approach to the Big Top.

Vice President of Creation, Daniel Fortin, explains, “In working with iconic visual artist Es Devlin to lead this new creation, we are committed to making a strong and absolutely distinctive creative statement in 2020. This show marks not only the start of a new decade, but also an exciting new era for Cirque.”

Through Devlin’s exceptional creative lens, high-level acrobatics will be woven within a striking and disruptive visual universe. Spectators will be touched by uplifting choreography and startling physical theatre, and moved by the vibrant musical score, all infused with the warmth of human interconnection. The show’s visionary approach will wow fans with monumental kinetic geometry glowing with vibrant color and light, bringing Cirque du Soleil on an exciting visual journey. 

“Our intention for this show is to surprise the audience with something that is bold, daring  and visually exciting, a fresh creative take on what we are.” says Creation Director Chantal Tremblay.

Writer, Director and Set Designer, Es Devlin explains further: “At the roots of Cirque are exceptionally skilled humans performing at the limits of what is humanly possible. There are no words, no text.  But the strongest story is understood: 2000 people all willing someone not to fall. It’s a potent communal experience, a travelling tent full of 2000 strangers, all realizing at once that when it comes down to falling or flying, we all want the same thing.” 

Cirque du Soleil invites fans to meet under the big top in 2020 to share the experience of this new, surprising and joyful live gathering, a hymn to the vibrant communal experience that only a live show can offer.



Production Team

Executive Producer – Yasmine Khalil
Vice President, Creation – Daniel Fortin
Producer – Gabriel Pinkstone
Writer, Director and Set Designer – Es Devlin
Creation Director – Chantal Tremblay
Production Director – Lucie Janvier
Costume Designer – Nicolas Vaudelet
Composers – Jade Pybus and Andy Theakstone
Human Performance Designer – Daniel Cola
Acrobatic Equipment Designer – Jaque Paquin
Choreographer and Collaborating Director – Lynne Page
Lightning Designer – Jon Clark
Sound Designer -Jacques Boucher
Projection Designer – Jérôme Delapierre


Ticket Information

Cirque du Soleil’s new show will be presented under the Big Top in Montreal’s Old Port starting April 23rd, 2020. Cirque Club members can purchase tickets for these performances online starting today at
www.cirquedusoleil.com/2020

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