By Beckett Nodal
There is a new offering from the high-flying folks at Cirque Du Soleil, and it’s headed to Rio Rancho soon. The show is called Ovo, which is French for egg and a fitting title for the insect-themed production.
As is typical for Cirque Du Soleil, this performance promises creative dance, spectacular lighting, and some impossible looking feats performed by an array of colorfully costumed acrobats. Tumblers, jugglers, and aerial dancers will transform into ants, dragonflies and spiders, elevating nature’s small ecosystem to a human scale. This particular 120-minute performance also stuns viewers with moments of darkness and loud noises.
“The show plunges the audience into the hidden universe alive at our feet; an ecosystem teeming with life and unseen beings – insects that work, eat, crawl, flutter, feast, fight and court among each other in an ongoing explosion of energy and movement,” according to the Cirque Du Soleil website.
Cirque Du Soleil has been entertaining audiences with its unique approach to circus-type entertainment for decades, with roots in Quebec as a 20-person street-performance group in the early 1980s. The circus producer now employs nearly 4,000. Through the years, the group has brought elements of the circus arts to audiences across the world, with animal-free acts that are both striking and interactive. Cirque has held a residency in Las Vegas, Nev., for more than two decades and are once again bringing their unique skills and new look to cities across the country, including Rio Rancho.
The action, which includes a 20-minute intermission, is scheduled to take place at the Rio Rancho Events Center, March 3-6. Ticket costs start at about $45, with discounted family packages available as well.
More information is available at cirquedusoleil.com/ovo or by calling 1-877-924-7783.