Cirque Éloize transports Philadelphia audiences to an imagined metropolis for a series of dynamic shows at the Merriam Theater, March 11-16. (Photo by Valerie Remise for Cirque Éloize)
Urban dance meets circus arts when Cirque Éloize bounds into the Merriam Theater with Cirkopolis, on stage March 11 through 16.
Created within an imaginary futuristic city, the new-to-Philadelphia show is a high-energy mash-up of acrobatics, theater, break dancing and many other multidisciplinary circus arts all set to an original score and backed by video projections.
In a fresh take on a night at the circus, performers are contained on the Merriam stage — no big top in sight — and perform classic circus-arts feats with modern styling. Look out for artists including jugglers, a contortionist, aerial artists and much more.
The tightly choreographed acts showcase exhilarating stunts that’ll leave you breathless in your seat, while the ever-changing inventive video backdrops visually dazzle.
Tickets, starting at $25, are available online.
Remember, the Kimmel Center offers a limited number of discounted community rush tickets to select performances at the Kimmel Center, Merriam Theater and Academy of Music — sometimes for as little as $10. Check www.kimmelcenter.org/rush for an updated weekly listing of available shows.
With just five performances in Philadelphia, don’t sleep on scoring tickets to catch this modern circus troupe.
Cirque Éloize presents Cirkopolis
When: March 11-16
Where: Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad Street
More info: www.kimmelcenter.org