Cirque Du Soleil Corteo coming to Topeka


A world-renowned entertainment group will be in Topeka in two weeks to perform at the Kansas Expocentre.

The show will tell the story of a clown dreaming of his own funeral. Reflections on a life lived, running up and down an acrobatic ladder, swinging from chandeliers, jumping up and down on trampoline beds. It is a circus spectacular coming to Topeka, April 18th.

The show opens with people swirling from descending chandeliers. There are three of them. They have 4,000 pieces of beads that will be hanging from these chandeliers flying up over the stage. At first, it looks like a piece of decoration but then people will just start to swing back and forth, in an amazing highlight of acrobatic tricks.

It’s one of the hallmarks of the Cirque’s shows, thinking out of the box. As the Midair Ballet reached the ground, it transitions into a dream sequence of a younger man and his friends using beds as trampolines.

“One of the things that we’ve always liked doing when we were kids is pretending it was a big trampoline,” said Maxwell Batista, publicist for Cirque Du Soleil. “This is what is going to happen here, this is actually a big trampoline and we’ll have four acrobats jumping from bed to bed. There will be two of them and then some high-level acrobatic tricks.”

It’s a show about dreams and at times you might think you’re dreaming as you watch what some of these acrobats can do when they get to Kansas.

You can catch the performance of Cirque Du Soleil Corteo on April 18 at the Kansas Expocentre. To purchase tickets, click here.

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