'Cirque du Soleil' Comes to India for the First Time with it's Iconic Big Top Raise

Entertainment | October 29, 2018 | News

Taking months of excitement and anticipation to the next level, the world leader in live entertainment Cirque du Soleil finally arrived in India on October 26, 2018. Symbolising the onset of its 43rd original production BAZZAR in its signature style, Cirque du Soleil raised its iconic Big Top in Mumbai’s MMRDA grounds. The 62 feet gigantic structure was raised all at once with over 100 metal poles supporting it, and will remain deeply infused with the city’s skyline and its culture until December 9, 2018, before moving to New Delhi. The Big Top will be home to Cirque du Soleil’s breath-taking and never seen before acts by BAZZAR artists. The raising of the Big Top is a collaborative activity and houses a structure that is truly special – an all-encompassing stage and a show waiting to unravel!

Brought to India exclusively with BookMyShow, Cirque du Soleil BAZZAR, presented by Citibank with Jio as the digital partner, has seen an overwhelming response from the audiences across ages and geographies. Present at this occasion and helping with the Big Top raise were V.K. Gautam, Maharashtra Principal Secretary, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Department and BookMyShow Founder and CEO Ashish Hemrajani. With the world premiere of BAZZAR slated to take place in Mumbai on November 14, the Big Top Raise marks the commencement of the visual spectacle that is about to unfold in the city. 

“With BAZZAR, we offer Indian audience the occasion to live the genuine little Big Top experience that has made Cirque du Soleil famous worldwide for more than 30 years. The proximity with the artists and the thrilling atmosphere felt by the members of the audience is truly exhilarating. We have welcomed more than 190 million spectators in our universe so far and we are thrilled to finally bring in the Indian people”, said Finn Taylor, Senior Vice-President, Cirque du Soleil Touring show Division.

“We are thrilled to welcome Cirque du Soleil to India! The iconic Big Top raise is only the start of something truly spectacular. The excitement in Mumbai for their newest show BAZZAR is palpable and we cannot wait to bring to them the ultimate form of live entertainment loved by millions across the world”, said Ashish Hemrajani, Founder and CEO, BookMyShow. 

V.K. Gautam, Principal Secretary, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Department, Govt. of Maharashtra said, “We welcome Cirque du Soleil to Mumbai. Today marks a momentous occasion as the Big Top raise symbolises their arrival in our city and we invite the people of Mumbai to witness the performance of these incredible artists.”

After entertaining the audiences in Mumbai and Delhi in India, Cirque du Soleil BAZZAR will head to other countries across the globe. 

World premiere of 'Cirque du Soleil' 43rd original production BAZZAR to be held on November 14.

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