estimated that that over seven million people have see the show
world-wide and next year people in Manchester will get the chance
to see it too as it opens under the imposing Grand Chapiteau
at The Trafford Centre on January 6.
derives from the 16th century Italian word meaning skilled
street performers and refers to the medieval street troupers
and wandering minstrels who entertained people through improvisation.
Saltimbanco was created to celebrate life. An antidote to the chaos
and despair present today, it offers a new vision of urbanity overflowing
with optimism and happiness.
together a cast of 53 artists from 13 nations, Saltimbanco presents
an eclectic mix of skilled acts and characters and the show promises
a display of superior acrobatics and theatrical artistry.
du Soleil began life as a small group of Quebec-based street performers
20 years ago. Since then it has thrilled over 42 million spectators
in more than 100 cities on four continents.
years ago Cirque du Soleil landed in Europe with one touring show.
Following the phenomenal European tours of Saltimbanco, Alegría,
Quidam and Dralion, Cirque du Soleil presents two shows simultaneously
year Dralion and Saltimbanco will head for the United Kingdom, premiering
on the same date, January 6, 2005. Dralion will return to Londons
Royal Albert Hall while Saltimbanco will visit Manchester for the
Cirque du Soleil - Saltimbanco
From 6 January 2005 at The Trafford Centre
Wednesdays, Thursdays at 7.30pm
at 4.30pm and 8.30pm
at 3.30pm and 7.30pm
at 2pm and 6pm
du Soleil Ticket line: 0870 - 380 0020
Adult prices vary from £ 17 up to £ 39.
Discounts are available for children, students, seniors and
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