Cirque du Soleil will go beyond its own limit with ‘Kooza’, the show that starts this Friday, January 7, under the Big Top installed in Downtown Punta Cana, with 70 performances that can be enjoyed until April 10.
It was a few weeks ago when the “Big Top”, 20 meters high and with a diameter of 51 meters, was built on an area of more than 17,000 square meters in the heart of the city with the help of 70 people, locals and foreigners who pushed at the same time the more than 100 posts that support it.
Likewise, a team of around 150 people, of 26 nationalities, including acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from the Québec company has rehearsed hard to demonstrate their prowess under the marquee that impresses from the entrance of the Verón road.
“Now more than ever, we guarantee a safe show, with the proven quality and excellence of Cirque, which we know will be enjoyable for the whole family,” said Saymon Díaz, president of the organizing company, SD Concerts, adding that the tent has capacity capacity for 2,600 people.
In that sense, he gave details about the health protocol that they have tried to comply fully with the new wave of covid that the Dominican Republic is experiencing and reiterated the presence of Public Health supervisors, the need to present the vaccination card and a deployment of antibacterial gel dispensers and other supplies.
“Here the only fright will be that of the public when the heart goes up in the mouth before the impression of a staff that gives everything and that, literally, is risking their lives,” concluded Díaz.
+ A city on wheels
On average, the installation of the space where the Cirque crew will work for around five months takes nine days to assemble and three to dismantle; For this, SD Concerts brought more than a hundred cargo vans to Punta Cana.
The “city of Kooza” also has an artistic tent that includes a changing room, dressing rooms, a fully equipped gym and a physiotherapy space.
At the heart of the site is the kitchen / restaurant where its own chefs cook three meals, six days a week for 300 people, and serves as a relaxation area for the entire team.
Almost as magnificent as the show is the entrance tent where the concessions area is located, there the public can purchase all kinds of food and drinks, as well as Kooza collectibles.
During Cirque’s stay in Punta Cana, more than 120 people are hired locally to serve as ushers, cleaning staff, ticket office, administration and logistics.
+ About the show
Koozå is a traveling Cirque production, directed by David Shiner, premiered on April 19, 2007 in Montreal, Canada. The show, which has been enjoyed by around 7.5 million people, revolves around the adventures of the Innocent, and explores themes such as loneliness and the sacred by bringing together two circus traditions: acrobatic performances and the art of clowns.
The show, which features 50 floor artists, reveals the physical demands of each number, all its splendor and fragility, through a colorful mix that highlights the most buffoonish humor.
Tickets. Performances will be offered on weekends at the following times: Friday 8:00 pm; Saturday 4:00 and 8:00 pm; and Sunday 11:30 am and 3:00 pm Ticket prices start from $ 2,400 pesos.