Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to return to Portland with its critically-acclaimed and family-friendly big top production OVO opening Thursday, April 5, 2012 for a limited engagement under the trademark blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau at the Portland Expo Center. Portland will be its last stop in North America before setting sail for Australia!
About the show
OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement.
When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye and the feeling is mutual.
The cast of OVO is comprised of 55 performing artists from 14 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. One highlight of OVO is the stunning flying trapeze act, in which six flyers soar 40 feet in the air, making this the biggest act of its kind to ever be presented under a big top by Cirque du Soleil. It combines many circus disciplines, including banquine, Russian swing and swinging chair. The finale features 20 artists running, jumping and leaping up a 24-foot vertical wall.
Tickets for OVO are now available online at cirquedusoleil.com/ovo.
Our family is excited to see the show on April 5th!