Most of us know Cirque du Soleil as a fantastic performance of acrobatics, showcasing the most extreme flexibility and strength of the human body. We think of contortionists folding themselves into little balls, acrobats soaring through the sky, levitated only by their pinkies, and performers bending into unimaginable shapes on a tightrope, all underneath the Big Top.
Cirque du Soleil is all of that, and so much more!
This winter, Cirque du Soleil is headed back to the United States with a brand new, stunning show, ECHO. This incredible feat of human ability tells the tale of evolution and the symbiotic relationships that our lives depend on. ECHO utilizes poetry, stagecraft, daring acrobatics, and technology to explore the delicate balance between all who share our world: people, animals, and all else.
What’s the show about?
The protagonist, a heroine named Future wanders through the fantastical world, interacting with other characters to discover that all of their choices have the power to change the world around us. They demonstrate the sacred relationships between animals, humans, and all else in our world. ECHO captures the essence of youthful optimism, inventive power, and the value of empathy.
ECHO will be Cirque du Soleil’s 20th Big Top show, and is expected to bring bold new visuals and a unique aesthetic on tour. Attendees can expect a whimsical world, full of colors and beauty, vibrant characters, moving music, astonishing lights and projections, and of course, never-before-seen acrobatic feats.
ECHO will teach us that it is imperative to be good, and that we must care for others, always.
Dates: November 5, 2023 – January 21, 2024
Location: Under the Big Top, Atlantic Station
Run Time: 100 minutes with a 25 minute intermission
Appropriate for all ages
Get all the information on Cirque du Soleil’s website!