Press Release


United Kingdom, Monday, May 13, 2013


Alegría heads to the United Kingdom

Tickets are now on sale

Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce its return to United Kingdom with Alegría, a young girl's escape into a world of imagination. Alegría, will visit several cities in the United Kingdom, including; London, Newscastle, Leeds Liverpool and Nottingham.

Tickets are now availaible at


About Alegria

A Spanish word for elation, joy and jubilation, Alegría showcases breathtaking acrobatics whose astonishing artistry leaves its audience filled with exactly these emotions. For over two hours, the audience lives through a spectacle of sensational choreography, revolving around feats of awe-inspiring acrobatic skill and set within a fantastic backdrop, both bizarre and imposing at the same time. The imagery surrounding each world-class act is intensified by cascades of light and sound, while the show's 400 costumes items, including wigs and accessories, allow a continual metamorphosis of its troupe of 55 artists from 18 different countries.

The acrobatic skills of Alegría reach previously untouched heights. Its outstanding acts include the gravity-defying Synchronized Trapeze and the intense, energy-charged Russian Bars, that thrust their protagonists ten metres high into the air. The Fire-Knife Dance reveals a magical atmosphere of danger, as its artists tightly weave flaming knives around their bodies. The vibrancy of youth is alive in Power Track, a brilliant display of synchronised choreography on a trampoline system hidden underneath the stage floor. As one spectacular act follows another, Alegría becomes a unique experience that is far more than a show, and completely captivates all ages.

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About Cirque du Soleil

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries.

Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.


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