Skirball Center for the Performing Arts - New York University

Bursts of color pierce a grey industrialized landscape and awaken one office worker who finds himself propelled on a journey of circus, dance, acrobatics and theater -- finding real connections through his fantasies in an isolating factory-city.

“The acrobats defy gravity in a dazzling display of jaw-dropping performances. A body-twisting delight! It’s hard not to deliver an ovation. At one point, a little girl behind me burst out, 'I wanna do that! Funny, I was having the exact same thought!” THE NEW YORK TIMES

One man’s imagination transforms piles of papers, looming towers, and giant gears into a vibrant, romantic, and lavish cityscape. He is joined by twelve eclectic and mysterious characters rebelling against monotony in a wildly energetic show that twists and turns between acrobatic prowess, heartrending poetry, and irresistible humor. The multi-disciplinary talents of these twelve performers will be on full display in several advanced acrobatic disciplines, including diabolo, rope, teeterboard, Cyr wheel and contortion. Guided by striking projections that add dizzying dimensions to pivoting set pieces, performers and spectators will slip between dream and reality in an uninterrupted stream of music, images, drawings and mind-bending acrobatics.

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VIP TICKET EXPERIENCE available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5pm performances: VIP experience includes post-show access to VIP Lounge to meet performers, plus photo ops, complimentary beverage, gift bag with Cirkopolis program and CD, and VIP lanyard.

Sunday 1pm performances: VIP experience includes exclusive pre-show access to watch the artists rehearse up close, complimentary beverage, gift bag with Cirkopolis program and cd, and VIP lanyard. Arrive 75 minutes before the performance for pre-show access.

"There’s the circus, and then there’s Cirque Éloize. These guys are on a whole other level. It seems that everything is more: more difficult, more daring, more ambitious. Extraordinary athletic feats and gravity-defying exploits!" NY POST
"If Christopher Nolan directed the circus, it would be CIRKOPOLIS! Moody. Sexy. This human-only circus is a must-see! Serving up acrobatics and drama, mixed in with romance and some beautiful dance moments too. We truly loved it!" PEREZ HILTON
"If you like a circus that balances “Holy Cow!” physical feats with Shakespearean poetics, step right up to CIRKOPOLIS! As eloquent as it is impressive. The highly polished and stylish show is the latest work from Montreal’s Cirque Eloize, a troupe so terrific at giving audiences plenty to look at." NY DAILY NEWS

 

Positioned at the heart of the renewal of circus arts, Cirque Éloize has been changing the face of circus and carving out a niche in the growing popularity of the field. With ten original productions to its credit, Cirque Éloize has presented more than 4,000 performances in over 440 cities and 40 countries. Their trademark efficiency and mastery of the proscenium stage sets them apart and they often work with talented directors from other disciplines to infuse new concepts into their work. For Cirkopolis, Cirque Éloize’s Artistic Director Jeannot Painchaud - the architect of the astonishing acrobatic numbers at the 2006 Olympic Games closing ceremonies - joined forces with Dave St-Pierre - the world-renowned choreographer of Cirque du Soleil’s shows Zumanity and LOVE - to create a piece that is the perfect escape from the daily drone.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CO-DIRECTOR JEANNOT PAINCHAUD
CO-DIRECTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER DAVE ST-PIERRE
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER JONATHAN ST-ONGE

RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AGES

THE OPENING NIGHT OF CIRKOPOLIS IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART WITH SUPPORT FROM THE QUÉBEC GOVERNMENT OFFICE IN NEW YORK.

HOSPITALITY SUPPORT PROVIDED BY THE WASHINGTON SQUARE HOTEL.

DATE / TIME
December 18-19, 23, 26 / 7:00
December 20-21, 27-28 / 8:00
December 21, 26-28 / 2:00
December 22, 29 / 1:00
December 22, 29 / 5:00
January 2 / 7:00
January 3-4 / 8:00
January 4 / 2:00
January 5 / 1:00
January 5 / 5:00