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Cirque du Soleil Returns to The Albert Hall

27/12/2007, By

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Having amazed an audience of half a million with Alegría last year, the spectacular Cirque du Soleil will enthrall crowds at the Royal Albert Hall with the much anticipated Varekai, never seen before in the UK.

The word Varekai means "wherever" in the Romany language of the gypsies - and this show promises to take any viewer wherever they dream.

Conceived by Cirque du Soleil's new generation artistic team including Dominic Champagne (revered for writing and directing The Beatles show LOVE and the erotic Zumanity, both Las Vegas stalwarts), Varekai engages the spirit and art of the circus tradition with jaw-dropping acrobatic choreography set to beautifully crafted music.

Shawn Kent, European Marketing and Sales Director at Cirque du Soleil, said: "Two million Brits have already experienced the wonder of our shows. Our fans have always expected the very best from us, and I can say that with Varekai they will be very pleased with this next level of Cirque du Soleil touring performance."

Cirque du Soleil will be opening Varekai with a red carpet premiere on 8th January 2008.

From the 20 or so performers that the company featured when it all began in 1984, Quebec-based Cirque du Soleil has become a leading provider of quality entertainment with over 3,800 employees, including 1,000 artists, from 40 different countries.

Cirque du Soleil has thrilled over 70 million spectators in more than 100 cities on four continents. In 2007, the organization will be presenting 15 shows simultaneously around the world. Cirque du Soleil has received such prestigious awards as the Emmy, Drama Desk, Bambi, ACE, Gemini, Félix and Rose d'or de Montreux. Its International Headquarters are in Montreal, Canada.

The Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
London SW7 2AP
Tickets: +44 (0)207 838 3122

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