After making their debut in the Mother City mid-November at the Artscape Theatre complex and wowing Capetonian audiences with a run limited to just fifteen performances, Cirque Éloize performers have once again descended on Jozi with their latest high-energy production.
Cirque Éloize’s ‘iD’ blends breathtaking acrobatics and street dance and will be electrifying Montecasino’s Teatro for a limited season currently underway and ending on December 24.
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 included Cape Town for the first time. Jozi audiences can now experience these performances by 15 artists including acrobats, aerialists, a trial biker plus hip hop and break dancers in the theatre setting.
Tickets are now on sale at Computicket.