November 27, 2012 – Just in time for Christmas, the Cirque du Soleil brings Saltimbanco home to the city where it all began some twenty years ago. After meeting spectacular success across the globe, the caravan of acrobats will thrill and amaze the Montréal audience for the last time at the Bell Centre this coming December 19 to 30. It’s now or never to experience (or re-experience!) the splendour of this signature show that marked the rebirth of circus arts.
Designed in 1992 by a theatrical design team, including director Franco Dragone, Saltimbanco was a breath of fresh air for the circus arts world. In breaking with the circus tradition of simple acrobatic sequences, this new theatrical approach became emblematic of the Cirque du Soleil.
In an unprecedented display of creativity, Saltimbanco takes spectators on an allegorical and acrobatic journey into the heart of the city. With breathtaking agility and power, multidisciplinary artists from around the world magically unite theatre, dance and acrobatics in superhuman feats of strength that simply must be seen to be believed.
Once the curtain rises, the magic begins: numbers featuring the flying trapeze, bungee jumps, Russian tightrope walkers and Chinese poles leave the audience speechless. Fabulous costumes, spellbinding music and an inspiring narrative that weaves in and out to cleverly tye it all together enhances this precise production of poetry and power.
Over 14 million spectators of all ages have seen Saltimbanco in over 200 cities on five continents. And even after two decades, this production is still as spectacular as when it first began. Don’t miss your chance to bid arrivederci to brilliant Saltimbanco.