Cirque Eloize

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When Cirque du Soleil began years ago, it was the epitome of cool. Instead of the lumbering elephants and old-school ringmaster of Barnum & Bailey Circus, Soleil was sexy, athletic and original. Now, however, there’s another Montreal-based troupe called Cirque Eloize. The next generation of circus companies makes its area debut with the all-ages production iD. Featuring several artists previously associated with Cirque du Soleil, including legendary scenic designer and illustrator Robert Massicotte and famed acrobatic designer Krzysztof Soroczynski, iD is set on the streets of a big, unnamed city. Mixing urban dance with a brash attitude and a dozen different circus arts including juggling, contortion and elegant aerial silks, the production is a fast-paced visual extravaganza with extraordinarily fearless and athletically-gifted artists performing in front of mind-blowing video projections featuring images drawn from sci-fi films, comic books and graffiti. An experience in sensory overload, the show builds to a finale on the thrilling trampowall, a device designed by Soroczynski that allows performers to execute the kind of Spider-Man-like stunts usually associated with computer-generated special effects. -J. Cooper Robb

1pm. $25-$65. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. 215.893.1999. kimmelcenter.org

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WHEN
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Recurring: ONCE

TIME & PRICE
1pm. $25-$65.

WHERE
Merrium Theater , 250 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 12/30/2012. .

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