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Cirque du Soleil's Quidam at Royal Albert Hall
Cirque du Soleil's Quidam at Royal Albert Hall from 4 Jan to 9 Feb 2014.
Directed by Franco Dragone, the artistic guide is Gilles Ste-Croix, designed by Michel Crete, lighting by Luc Lafortune, choreography by Debra Brown, costumes by Dominique Lemieux and Francois Barbeau, sound by Francois Bergeron. Musical direction and composition is by Benoit Jutras.
Quidam features an international cast of 45 acrobats from 19 countries across the globe, including Banquine, in which fifteen artists perform sequences of acrobatics and human pyramids in synchronized movements and Aerial Contortion in Silk combining intensity, power and grace suspended high above the stage. Other acts include Aerial Hoops, Rope Skipping, Diablo and Juggling.
Young Zoe is bored; her parents, distant and apathetic, ignore her. Her life has lost all meaning. Seeking to fill the void of her existence, she slides into an imaginary world - the world of Quidam - where she meets characters who encourage her to free her soul.