THE TRICKSTER: KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil.
THE TRICKSTER: KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil. Matt Beard

Cirque du Soleil brings circus thrills to Brisbane

THE much-awaited Kooza by Cirque du Soleil hits Brisbane on November 24 and doesn't pack up until January 8.

The most acrobatically dangerous show yet, Kooza is a sparkling homage to the traditions of circus, interpreted by the Cirque du Soleil artists and creators.

The show combines thrilling acrobatics with the art of clowning.

An international cast of 50 acrobats, musicians, magicians, singers, actors and artists present a journey of heart-stopping feats, to a live soundtrack of jazz, funk and Bollywood beats. With nods to Carnivale, the Day of the Dead, military fashion, rock'n'roll and 1920s cotton club glamour, the costumes of Kooza would ignite any red carpet into the stratosphere.

Cirque du Soleil truly rediscovers its origins with Kooza.

The show begins with the Trickster bursting onto the scene like a jack-in-the-box in front of The Innocent, and that's just the first of many surprises to come.

JUST BRILLIANT: Cirque du Soleil truly rediscovers its origins with KOOZA.
JUST BRILLIANT: Cirque du Soleil truly rediscovers its origins with KOOZA. Matt Beard

The Innocent's journey brings him into contact with a panoply of comic characters such as the King, the Heimloss, the Obnoxious Tourist and his Mad Dog.

Between strength and fragility, laughter and smiles, turmoil and harmony, KOOZA explores themes of identity, recognition and power. The show is set in an electrifying and exotic visual world full of surprises, thrills, chills, audacity and total involvement.

Tickets for the Brisbane season of Kooza are at www.cirquedusoleil. com/kooza or by phone on toll free 1800036685.


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