Tickets to see the Circo del Sol in Gijón this summer will cost between 34 and 116 euros. The company will offer the show ‘Ovo’ in the city. The Palacio de Deportes will host the spectacle of the July 26th to August 6thwhere the color, wings and acrobatics that hide the wonderful world of insects will spread.
This ‘spectacle’ sneaks up, with just hums, into the ecosystem of butterflies, ladybugs, cockroaches and spiders, among many other animals, to explore the love and beauty of this universe that is so strange to us. “There are world-class acrobatics, magnificent costumes, video productions and live music,” explained Janie Millet, the circus’ communications manager, during the performance.
It will be two extremely emotional hours, in which the Asturian public will see the actors and actresses dressed as if they were really insects. “The spider climbs, the butterflies fly and the cockroaches climb the walls,” Millet said. Svetlana Delous (red spider) promised that “the costumes are very important for the performance of the show”.
A quarter of a century of spectacles
Circo del Sol arrived in Spain for the first time on Thursday, February 19, 1998. That same day, the premiere of its production ‘Alegría’ would take place in the big tent set up in Madrid. 25 years, 17 shows, 22 cities and 9.5 million spectators later, it can be said without a doubt that that first opening night in Spain marked the beginning of a reciprocal love story between the Canadian company Cirque du Soleil and the Spanish public that continues today, when it celebrates a quarter of a century of shared memories.
For this reason, more than ever, 2023 «is a year to celebrate and, above all, to continue building new memorable moments together with the audience that has always accompanied Cirque du Soleil in each of the Spanish cities it has visited.» , They explain from the company. The starting signal for these twelve months took place tonight at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, at a party where institutional officials, well-known faces, the media, followers and friends celebrated these 25 years together with the Canadian company. A unique occasion for Luc Boucher, Global Marketing Director of Cirque du Soleil, to reveal to the participants some of his upcoming plans in Spain. Among the announced surprises, Cirque du Soleil explained that this 2023 will stop in Gijón, thanks to the close collaboration and support of Divertia, albeit with a slight change of plans. In the Asturian city, he will present his show ‘Ovo’, a show full of life, movement, energy and acrobatics, which can be enjoyed in pavilion format, at the Palacio de Deportes at the end of July 2023.
This show represents a change from what was announced in October, when Divertia and the company announced that the show that would open in Gijón would be ‘Luzía’ «For Cirque du Soleil it is always a joy to return to Gijón and, above all in 2023 to celebrate our 25 years of touring with our audiences,” said Mike Newquist, president of the company’s touring concert division. we present until today.” In these 25 years of common history, Cirque du Soleil has already visited Gijón with four shows, with ‘Kooza’ being the last in 2019. This reunion in the summer of 2023 is, without a doubt, a moment of celebration and company The Canadian actress is particularly excited to return with this show for the whole family. «Almost 20 years have passed since Circus del Sol visited Gijón for the first time. The city experienced it with the illusion and gratitude reserved for real events. extremely exceptional, and had the pleasure of receiving it three more times in these two decades.
‘Saltimbanco’, ‘Alegría’, ‘Varekai’ and ‘Kooza’ are words that in themselves bring to the memory of thousands of people in this city moments of unique charm, beauty and pleasure, as only your company knows how to convey them”, he acknowledges. Ana González, mayor of Gijón. «I want to thank him for that and also congratulate him on this very special occasion, in which he celebrates the 25th anniversary of his first visit to Spain, a country with which he already has very deep ties of affection and where he is dear .and you is admired. We celebrate them along with all of you who keep that sun of creativity and unquenchable joy burning and we will celebrate it again this summer. Because Gijón awaits the ‘Ovo’ with the usual anticipation and open arms. Congratulations and once again thank you and congratulations.”