Cirque du Soleil to Return to New Zealand

Wednesday 4 May 2011

Cirque du Soleil to Return to New Zealand

Following record attendances with their 2009 season of Dralion, Cirque du Soleil announced that it will return to New Zealand this August for a strictly limited, two-week season of Saltimbanco, one of the company’s most loved, colourful shows.

Saltimbanco, from the Italian “saltare in banco” which literally means to jump on a bench, is a thrilling, kaleidoscopic celebration of awe-inspiring artistry and agility and will be the fourth Cirque du Soleil show to visit New Zealand.

Saltimbanco will be presented in theatre mode at Auckland’s Vector Arena from August 25 with the same energetic and vibrant performance audiences have previously experienced under the Big Top.  Originally directed by Franco Dragone, the show features an international cast of over 50 performers and musicians from more than 20 different countries.