September 11, 2014

Preview: 32 astounding photos of Cirque du Soleil's 'Varekai'

Next week, Cirque du Soleil brings Varekai to the Amway Center. Set in an forest at the top of a volcano, Varekai is Cirque's newest arena show.

Here's a bit about the story of the show, from Cirque du Soleil:

"From the sky falls a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world populated by fantastical creatures, this young man sets off on an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of all possibilities, begins an inspired incantation to life rediscovered.

The word Varekai means "wherever" in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers. This production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to the infinite passion of those whose quest takes them along the path that leads to Varekai."

The details:

When: Wednesday, Sept. 17 - Sunday, Sept. 21 Where: Amway Center, 400 W. Church Street

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Photo: Martin Girard/shootstudio.ca Costumes: Eiko Ishioka © 2014 Cirque du Soleil
Photo: Martin Girard/shootstudio.ca
Costumes: Eiko Ishioka © 2014 Cirque du Soleil
Photo: Martin Girard/shootstudio.ca Costumes: Eiko Ishioka © 2014 Cirque du Soleil
Photo: Martin Girard/shootstudio.ca
Costumes: Eiko Ishioka © 2014 Cirque du Soleil
Photo: Martin Girard/shootstudio.ca Costumes: Eiko Ishioka © 2014 Cirque du Soleil
Photo: Martin Girard/shootstudio.ca
Costumes: Eiko Ishioka © 2014 Cirque du Soleil
Photo: Martin Girard/shootstudio.ca Costumes: Eiko Ishioka © 2014 Cirque du Soleil
Photo: Martin Girard/shootstudio.ca
Costumes: Eiko Ishioka © 2014 Cirque du Soleil
Photo: Martin Girard/shootstudio.ca Costumes: Eiko Ishioka © 2014 Cirque du Soleil
Photo: Martin Girard/shootstudio.ca
Costumes: Eiko Ishioka © 2014 Cirque du Soleil
Photo: Martin Girard/shootstudio.ca Costumes: Eiko Ishioka © 2014 Cirque du Soleil
Photo: Martin Girard/shootstudio.ca
Costumes: Eiko Ishioka © 2014 Cirque du Soleil
Photo: Martin Girard/shootstudio.ca Costumes: Eiko Ishioka © 2014 Cirque du Soleil
Photo: Martin Girard/shootstudio.ca
Costumes: Eiko Ishioka © 2014 Cirque du Soleil
Photo: Martin Girard/shootstudio.ca Costumes: Eiko Ishioka © 2014 Cirque du Soleil
Photo: Martin Girard/shootstudio.ca
Costumes: Eiko Ishioka © 2014 Cirque du Soleil
Photo: Martin Girard/shootstudio.ca Costumes: Eiko Ishioka © 2014 Cirque du Soleil
Photo: Martin Girard/shootstudio.ca
Costumes: Eiko Ishioka © 2014 Cirque du Soleil
Photo: Martin Girard/shootstudio.ca Costumes: Eiko Ishioka © 2014 Cirque du Soleil
Photo: Martin Girard/shootstudio.ca
Costumes: Eiko Ishioka © 2014 Cirque du Soleil