This astonishing modern circus transports audiences to a vibrant urban streetscape. (Photo © 2010 Theatre T & Cie / Valerie Remise)
Urban dance meets circus arts when Cirque Éloize bounds into the Merriam Theater with iD, December 26-30.
Created within an imaginary futuristic city, it’s a high-energy mash-up of acrobats, break dancers, contortionists and a fearless stunt biker who perform against a kaleidoscope of eye-popping video projections drawn from science-fiction films, comic books and graffiti.
Cirque Éloize’s youthful international troupe embarks on a fast-based show that spotlights a dozen circus arts to include juggling, contortion, in-line skating, stilts, Cyr wheel, hand balancing, straps, bike trial, Chinese pole, aerial silks, and trampowall.
Their dynamic stunts are accompanied by a high-powered hip-hop and electronic music score that keep everything moving and grooving.
The tightly choreographed acts showcase exhilarating stunts that’ll leave you breathless in your seat, while the ever-changing inventive video backdrops will dazzle your eyes throughout.
Tickets are available online.
Cirque Élioze: iD at the Merriam Theater
When: December 26-30
Where: 250 S. Broad Street
More info: www.kimmelcenter.org