Cirque Du Soleil brings the tale of Icarus to Erie with Varekai

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Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 at 6:45 AM
Cirque Du Soleil brings the tale of Icarus to Erie with Varekai by Mary Birdsong

This ain’t your mamma’s circus.

Cirque du Soleil, known for an otherworldly blend of high-styled acrobatics, exotic costumes, and fairytale story telling, brings to Erie Varekai, the story of a young, vulnerable Icarus who finds himself in a lush forest full of fantastical creatures, rather than perishing in the sea after flying too close to the sun.

Varekai takes him, and us, through this world filled with breathtaking aerial displays, death-defying acrobatic stunts, Icarian games (human juggling), a clown act, Eastern European dance, and more, all wrapped up in powerful, world-beat music.

Varekai means “wherever” in the Romany language, and the show, says the creator, is a tribute to the nomadic soul. So go, and channel your inner gypsy at any one of the seven scheduled performances. – Mary Birdsong

Aug. 13 to 17 // Erie Insurance Arena 809 French St. // Box office: 452.4857; CirqueDuSoleil.com/Varekai.

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