BookMyShow Brings Cirque Du Soleil’s - BAZZAR to India, Presented by Citibank

Entertainment | August 21, 2018 | News

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Audiences in India will very soon experience the magnificence of the world’s biggest live-entertainment phenomena, Cirque du Soleil, brought to India by BookMyShow. Citibank has come on board as the presenting partner for the world premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s ‘BAZZAR’ in India and it's shows will start November 2018 finding their way home in Mumbai from 15th November 2018 and Delhi from 25th December 2018 before moving to other markets.  

Cirque Du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 190 million spectators in over 450 cities on six continents. The company sells over 12 million tickets per year and has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,400 performing artists from close to 60 different countries.

Unlike any other entertainment company, Cirque du Soleil will not just visit Mumbai and Delhi but will infuse in the city’s culture with the set up of The Big Top, the main tent, where the performances will take place. The Big Top itself is a wonder that is set up over a period of six days and stands tall at 19 meters (62 feet) high and is 41 meters (135 feet) in diameter accommodating 1500 people at once.

A cast and crew of 62 people will be travelling to India from over 13 different countries and close to 700 tonnes of equipment will be carried via 25 sea containers. The show will feature a range of acrobatic marvels ranging from teeterboard, portage, acrobatic bike, contortion, duo roller skate, duo trapeze, aerial rope, slackline and live music with one singer and two musicians on stage. With performances pairing imagination and impressive scenography, unique characters, remarkable aesthetics and acrobatic feats; ‘BAZZAR’ will feature key Cirque du Soleil elements. 

Written and Directed by Susan Gaudreau, Cirque du Soleil – BAZZAR will perfectly capture the high-energy excitement, collision of sounds and colours, and showcase a meeting place of diverse characters recreating a traditional Indian ‘bazaar’.  

“BookMyShow has been and will continue to play a huge part in the transformative journey of the live entertainment category in India. While it has personally been a lifelong dream to work with Cirque du Soleil, their entry into India with BAZZAR will re-imagine this category. We are excited to give our growing customer base in India the opportunity to get access to this global phenomenon,” said Ashish Hemrajani, Founder and CEO, BookMyShow.

"Cirque du Soleil has been looking at India as a potential market for quite a while now. We wanted to do things right and introduce the brand appropriately to this new audience that was never exposed to Cirque du Soleil before,” said Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. 

Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, has also expressed his support for Cirque du Soleil’s India visit as this would boost tourism in the state by exposing the audiences to new artistic and cultural experiences.

                         
                                             Daniel Lamarre and CM Shri Devendra Fadnavis

BAZZAR’s creative team comprises 11 creators under the artistic guidance of Daniel Fortin- Susan Gaudreau (Writer and Director), Marie-Hélène Delage (Director of Creation), Simon Guilbault (Set Designer), James Lavoie (Costume Designer), Simon Carpentier (Composer and Musical Director), Samuel Chouinard (Choreographer), Jean Laurin (Lighting Designer), Jean-Michel Caron (Sound Designer), Pierre Masse (Acrobatic Equipment and Rigging Designer), Maryse Gosselin (Make up Designer), Alexandre Brunet (Technical Director)

The shows will start November 2018 finding their way home in Mumbai from 15th November 2018 and Delhi from 25th December 2018 before moving to other markets.

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