Cirque du Soleil Brings ‘OVO’ to Arenas Across the UK
Cirque du Soleil is delighted to announce a brand-new UK arena tour with OVO.
OVO is to embark on a huge UK Arena Tour starting in Liverpool on 16th August 2018. The arena tour of OVO will run from 16th August to 7 October 2018.
Tickets on sale now via the Cirque du Soleil website or at www.livenation.co.uk. A full list of dates and venues is on the website.
OVO is a celebration of nature and co-existence designed for the whole family to enjoy. Following on from its UK debut in London in January; where OVO officially became the highest selling Cirque du Soleil performance run to visit the city, the arena tour starts in Liverpool on 16 August 2018, and the show will then visit Sheffield, Newcastle, Glasgow , Nottingham, Leeds , Manchester and finally Birmingham, Belfast ending on October 21st, 2018.
There are 50 performing artists from 17 countries in OVO specialising in many acrobatic acts. This includes Alanna Baker from the United Kingdom who plays the role of the Black Spider in the show. She was crowned gymnastics European Champion in 2011 and won Bronze in the World Championships in 2012. Alanna, who has been training since she was five years old has travelled around the world with OVO to countries as far reaching as Japan and Australia and is now set for a return to her home here in the UK.
OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colourful 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.
To celebrate the show, the team behind OVO have created these face painting tutorials so that mini members of the audience (and maybe not so mini ones too) can paint their faces like cute bugs. We’d love to see how many members of the audience take advantage of the tutorials and turn up at the arenas with their face painted like this.
What do you think?? We are certainly going to be giving this a go ahead of the show on the 16th August! Lets’s see how we get on.