Cirque du Soleil to bring ‘Corteo’ to PPG Paints Arena
“Corteo,” the latest and most enchanting Cirque du Soleil’s arena production is touring North America. A stop here includes seven performances from Jan. 16-20 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh’s Uptown.
Directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, it premiered in Montreal in April 2005 and has since entertained eight million people in 19 countries.
Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show offers the grace and power of the acrobat in a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels.
The cast includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from around the world.
Tickets start at $49 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 7.
Originally composed of 20 street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil reinvented circus arts. It currently has over 4,000 employees, including 1,300 artists from nearly 50 countries.
JoAnne Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 724-853-5062 or [email protected] or via Twitter @Jharrop_Trib.