Cirque Éloize returning to Jozi with latest creation, ‘iD’

Cirque Éloize returning to Jozi with latest creation, ‘iD’

‘Cirque Éloize iD’ will be making its Cape Town debut on Wednesday, November 16, at the Artscape Theatre complex and after just fifteen performances, Jozi will get its chance to see this high-energy production that blends breathtaking acrobatics and street dance, when it moves to Montecasino’s Teatro for a limited season, opening on Wednesday, November 30 and ending on 24 December. (Tickets are now on sale at Computicket.)

Directed by Jeannot Painchaud and brought to South Africa by leading local promoter, Showtime Management, ‘Cirque Éloize’s iD’ has been enjoyed over the past seven years by more than 1 million spectators in over 1000 performances in almost 100 cities across the globe in 30 countries. On stage, there’s speed, powerful performances and a jaw-dropping spectacular trampoline-finale that promises to leave audiences in awe. Behind the scenes there’s a story, a dream and a host of interesting facts and figures.

‘iD’ is one of eleven original productions under the Cirque Éloize banner. Positioned at the heart of the renewal of circus arts, this Montreal-based company has been creating stirring performances filled with magic for more than 23 years. Boasting more than 4000 performances in over 500 cities and 50 countries, the worldwide popularity of Cirque Éloize has seen steady growing over the years. In addition to its touring shows, Cirque Éloize develops custom made concepts for international special events. To date, more than 1400 events have taken place, seen by over 3 million spectators.

‘iD’ recently played to full houses in London, receiving rave reviews in the process.
Cirque Éloize’s ‘iD’ is a blend of circus arts and urban dance: b-boying/b-girling, breakdance, hip-hop and more.

The scene is set in the heart of a city, in a public space where people seek refuge and a chance to shed their anonymity; a place where identity is forged and individuality is expressed to a stimulating soundtrack created by composers Jean-Phi Goncalves (Beast) and Alex McMahon. The company is integrating multimedia for the first time in its ninth original creation, giving this show a unique feel.

Fifteen performers from 14 disciplines help create ‘iD’s’ entertaining and resolutely urban universe, in keeping with Cirque Éloize’s tradition of using multidisciplinary performers from around the world.

The show’s first season at Montecasino three years ago resulted in a sold out signs and a high demand for tickets.
The volume of requests lead to this year’s return SA season, which includes Cape Town for the first time. Audiences in the two cities can look forward to 44 performances by 15 artists including acrobats, aerialists, a trial biker plus hip hop and break dancers in an intimate theatre setting.