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Cirque du Soleil: Corteo

April 19 - April 21

WHEN: Friday, Apr 19 – Sunday, April 21, varying times – see below

WHERE: MVP Arena, 51 S Pearl St, Albany

COST: Tickets start at $44 and go up depending on where you choose to sit. Tickets are available HERE

BUS: #910, 10, 114

Cirque du Soleil

Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into 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. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music turns lyrical and playful carrying Corteo through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.

In a Cirque du Soleil first, the stage is central in the arena and divides the venue, with each half of the audience facing the other half, giving a unique perspective not only of the show, but also a performer’s eye view of the audience. It is an atmosphere never seen before in Cirque du Soleil arena shows. The set curtains, inspired by the Eiffel Tower, and the central curtains, which were hand-painted, give a grandiose feel to the stage. This sets the tone for the poetry of Corteo.

APR 19 | 2024 at 7:30PM
APR 20 | 2024 at 11:30AM
APR 20 | 2024 at 3:30PM
APR 20 | 2024 at 7:30PM
APR 21 | 2024 at 1:00PM

Details

Start:
April 19
End:
April 21