'Cirque Eloize' performs on ABC 7

April 25, 2011 11:30:25 AM PDT
The critically-acclaimed acrobatic theatrical production ''Cirque Eloize'' comes to Chicago for a limited engagement beginning April 26th through May 8th.

The show combines the unique talents of an international troupe of artists, showcasing skills such as juggling, contortion, in-line skating, and much more. Christian "Sancho" Garmatter brought the show to ABC7's State Street Studio.

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Cirque Eloize
Cadillac Palace Theatre
April 26 - May 8
Ticket Prices $20 - $75
Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000
Ticketmaster retail locations (including Hot Tix and select Carson Pirie Scott, Coconuts and fye stores), online at BroadwayInChicago.com.
For groups of 15 or more, call (312) 977-1710.

(RELEASE) Following sold-out engagements in Montreal and Toronto, world-renowned Cirque Eloize presents its critically-acclaimed new production Cirque Eloize iD. Cirque Eloize iD will run beginning April 26th at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph). Cirque Éloize iD transports the audience into the vibrant streets at the heart of a big city. The stage comes alive with the boundless energy of acrobats, break dancers, contortionists and a fearless stunt biker who perform against a kaleidoscope of eye-popping video projections drawn from science-fiction films, comic books and graffiti.

The Montreal Gazette called Cirque Eloize iD "a thrilling piece of work, full of attitude, energy and invention." The Toronto Star exclaimed, "You're not going to find a more energetic, mind-blowing, roof-raising piece of entertainment. Spectacular!" Le Presse pronounced, "Acrobatics that are as spectacular as they are artistic. A completely incredible show!" Globe and Mail said Cirque Eloize iD, "Blends hip-hop dance and circus arts together in brilliant fashion."

Cirque Eloize iD was created by Jeannot Painchaud, founder and artistic director of Montreal's acclaimed Cirque Eloize. "Cirque Eloize iD explores the concept of identity and how people from different backgrounds get along in a clan," explains Painchaud of his newest creation. "There are 16 artists in the show who come from seven different countries. Each of them is a unique character and brings a distinct personality to the show."

Cirque Eloize iD features an original electronic score composed by Jean-Phi Goncalves from the indie band Beast and Alex McMahon, with collaboration from hip-hop choreographer Mourad Merzouki, and costumes by Linda Brunelle.

Weaving together urban dance with ten different circus arts, Cirque Eloize iD showcases the unique talents of an international troupe of artists, showcasing skills such as juggling, contortion, in-line skating, stilts, Cyr wheel, hand balancing, straps, bike trial, Chinese pole and aerial silks, building to a spectacular finale on the dynamic trampowall.

Cirque Eloize iD is the seventh original production from Cirque Eloize. Since it began in 1993, Cirque Eloize has become a world leader in contemporary circus arts, with over 4000 performances in more than 400 cities around the globe to its credit. The award-winning company has enjoyed rave reviews and sold-out engagements at the world's most prestigious festivals and theatres including Edinburgh International Festival, the Hollywood Bowl, Theatre du Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées, Sadler's Wells and the Barbican Theatre.

Cirque Eloize has partnered with Cirque du Soleil for a long term relationship based on common creative visions and international entertainment appeal.