Vareki, one of nearly 10 continuously travelling shows from the team at Cirque de Soleil, opened in Canberra on March 15th.
Based on the journey of a man who falls into the magical world of Vareki it is both both absurd and extraordinary.
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.
This production is extraordinary. After a slow start the action warms up with frequent breathtaking performances from an international cast. Crowd favourites include the kids from China and the amazing acrobatic finale.
The show runs until to April 8th 2007 before moving on to Melbourne (opening on April 19th). The circus is located opposite the National Library, Canberra.
Tickets are available from http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/CirqueDuSoleil/en/showstickets/varekai/Ticketsclub/Canberra_directions.htm