World travelers, exposed to many cultures and experiences know of the spectacle the Cirque crew is capable of.
The world-renowned phenomenon that Cirque Du Soleil has become, goes beyond serving the purpose of performing basic entertainment. Indian audiences are next in line to host and experience their magnificence with the world premiere of their latest presentation, Bazzar. With BookMyShow as ticketing partner, a crew of 62 travelling troopers is getting ready to start their journey across the globe to woo audiences in Mumbai and New Delhi in November this year.
The creative challenges
Thirty four years ago, a bunch of street performers took to stage and now, Cirque Du Soleil is a force in entertainment to reckon with. The biggest challenge here was a to develop a story that’s universally understandable and acceptable for global audiences, and the show’s director, Susan has created collision of sounds and colours to showcase a meeting place of diverse characters recreating a traditional Indian ‘bazaar’, in order to capture the high-energy excitement. The story centers on the creative process and the energy found in the unexpected, keeping Cirque Du Soleil’s spirit at the core of it all. The story of Bazzar rebuilds and reinvents vibrant scenes in an artistic, acrobatic feasts, ranging from teeterboard, portage, acrobatic bike, contortion, duo roller skate, duo trapeze, aerial rope, slackline and live music with one singer and two musicians on stage.
While BookMyShow has witnessed and largely contributed to the transformative journey of the face of live entertainment in India, Citibank has joined hands as presenting partners to ease the Canadian company’s entry into our country. They also have full support from Maharashtra Government, who are willing to make their entry free of any glitches. Bazzar is now fully equipped for its debut show, with this being the first time a Cirque Du Soleil show is premiered outside of the Canadian soils. The Media round table last week saw the big guns from BookMyShow, President and CEO of Cirque Du Soleil Daniel Lamarre; the Consumer Business Manager of Citibank Shinjini Kumar; V. K. Gautam, Principal Secretary of Maharashtra Government’s Tourism and Cultural Affairs Department and Bazzar’s director, Susan Gaudreau.
Bazzar’s crew of 62 will set up their Big Top Tent in Mumbai early november and the show opens to public on November 15. Tickets are priced from ₹1250 upwards and can be booked here. The show travels to New Delhi around Christmas, though exact dates are yet to be announced.