Cirque du Soleil (in Spanish “Circo del Sol”) is more than just an entertainment company or the largest theater production company in the world. Each one of their shows will make you feel like a little kid again, and you will find yourself oohing and wowing in admiration after every flawless leap or swing. No wonder why kids love this spectacle!
Presenting a magical set design, a stage surrounded by seating on almost all sides, and dynamic audience interaction, their shows combine dance, music and fearless circus acts that include contortionism, aerial dance, juggling, stunt performances, acrobatics and gymnastics on trapeze, wires or ropes, trampolines, among others. They are characterized by having a plot as the connecting thread of the production. The acting performances developing the plot are carefully presented so that they can sensitively bring out the most natural emotions within everyone in the audience.
Considering Cirque du Soleil’s huge success all over the world today –it has a maximum capacity of up to 5,000 seats at arena shows, and up to 2,500 under the Big Top– it is surprising to know that its origins go back to a small group of circus artists emerged in 1980 in Quebec. Even back then they were known for holding animal-free, striking and beautiful performances, for their original music, beautiful mesmerizing lights, and outrageous costumes. Their shows are nowadays constantly on tour around the world featuring over 20 different shows. In 2019, the Costa del Sol is hosting the wonders of the circus for the sixth time with the coming of Kooza, noting the spectacular welcome it has always had in the city since 2006. These are the shows Cirque du Soleil has ever performed in Malaga: Totem in 2018, Dralion in 2006, Quidam in 2008, Alegría in 2011, and Varekai in 2016.