Everything You Need to Know About ‘Corteo’ by Cirque du Soleil
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After touring the United States and Canada for the past 13 months, Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo is winding down its two-year tour with shows in the Midwest and East Coast, which take place from now until the end of August.
Corteo, which is Italian for “cortege” or procession, is one of Cirque du Soleil’s touring shows which centers around a clown named Mauro who imagines his own funeral taking place in a carnival-type festive atmosphere whilst being looked over by angels. The show first premiered in 2005 and has toured over 60 different cities and 19 countries. Since premiering, Corteo has been performed over 3,500 times all around the globe.
The act takes place on a stage with a rotating section and features over 16 different acts, including the likes of chandelier acrobatics, bouncing beds, cyr wheels, acrobatic ladders, tournik and the teeterboard. Corteo blends comedy, theatrics, music and acrobatics into a unique tale that’s “situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.”
The two-year tour of North America kicked off in New Orleans, LA in March of 2018 and has crisscrossed the United States and Canada on a regular basis since.
The show itself has 14 stateside stops remaining, which includes big cities such as Boston, Baltimore, San Antonio and Denver alongside other cities like Cedar Rapids, Dayton, three stops in Ontario, CA and Hershey, PA. Each stop on the tour has multiple shows, with all cities hosting at least three performances while some cities host as many as 12.
After the stateside shows conclude in Pennsylvania on September 1, Corteo will head to Europe and entertain fans in Italy, Germany, Spain and more until the end of March in 2020.
Corteo Touring Schedule 2019
|April 24-28||St. Louis, MO||Chaifetz Arena|
|May 1-5||Cedar Rapids, IA||U.S. Cellular Center|
|May 8-12||Dayton, OH||Wright State University Nutter Center|
|May 15-19||Windsor, ON, CA||WFCU Centre|
|May 22-26||Hamilton, ON, CA||FirstOntario Centre|
|June 13-16||London, ON, CA||Budweiser Gardens|
|June 19-30||Boston, MA||Agganis Arena|
|July 3-7||Baltimore, MD||Royal Farms Arena|
|July 10-14||Columbia, SC||Colonial Life Arena|
|July 17-21||Estero, FL||Hertz Arena|
|July 24-Aug 4||Sunrise, FL||BB&T Center|
|Aug 8-11||San Antonio, TX||AT&T Center|
|Aug 28-22||Denver, CO||Pepsi Center|
|Aug 28-Sept 1||Hershey, PA||Giant Center|
Tickets to Cirque du Soleil: Corteo are currently on sale for all cities. Generally, tickets to the performances start at around $75 on the secondary market. Don’t forget to use code CIRQUE20 at checkout to save $20 off your purchase of $100 or more. Browse tickets here or view upcoming shows below.
“Fans of Fellini might recall the funeral sequence from his 1970 film, The Clowns, and there’s more than a touch of the Fellini-esque here, with the costumes depicting the kinds of old-fashioned clowns whose passing Fellini was lamenting. And several surreal moments capture that dream-quality for which the maestro was renowned. A clown walks a tightrope upside down while holding a candelabra, a gaggle of ownerless shoes scampers across the stage.” Jim Burke, Montreal Gazette
“Though ‘Corteo’ was filled with 16 amazing acts that ranged from a skit about golf, to juggling, to nerve-wracking acrobatic performances, the artists did not just amaze the audience with their jaw-dropping skills, but they also made the audience feel like part of the show. Whether it was being able to see the audience on the other side, the constant audience interaction throughout the show, or the fact they personalized the show by calling out the Huskers and Omaha, ‘Corteo’ made the audience feel like they were right on stage with the artists.” Erica Courtney, The Daily Nebraskan
“Audiences who expect the heart-stopping shocks or manic behavior of other Cirque shows may find this one low-key. Yet the crucial parts of any Cirque project come together handsomely and wittily in a production that trades splendor for intimacy.” Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer
“If you’re thinking of taking the kids, ‘Corteo’ is a very family-friendly show. Many of the scenes appeal directly to children, such as the one with pajama-clad gymnasts jumping on gigantic beds. Slapstick comedy runs throughout the show, and a “Romeo and Juliet” scene had entire families in the audience laughing hysterically.” Matthew Terrell, Atlanta Intown
How Long is Cirque du Soleil: Corteo?
The Cirque du Soleil: Corteo show runtime is about two hours, which includes a 20-minute intermission.