Cirque du Soleil reinterprets its 1994 show with new acrobatics, visual design and musical arrangements. Led by an intangible wind of change, the show tells the story of an emerging movement that strives to shake the established order, instilling hope and renewal to bring light to a world in perfect harmony. Opens Sep 12 and runs to Dec 1, see website for schedule. $59-$290. Under the Big Top at Ontario Place.
This 25th anniversary reboot of the iconic Cirque spectacle provides much-needed escape from the dumpster fire that is the world right now. Standout sequences include Jonathan Morins crossed-wheel routine, a jaw-dropping aerial straps duet and the fiery juggling of original show member Lisiate Tovo. The costumes and songs have been tweaked to great effect, and a pair of gay clowns (Pablo Bermejo Medina and Pablo Gomis Lopez), whose journey throughout the piece is both funny and moving, almost steal the whole show.
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Location - Ontario Place