Inspired by the concept of infinity and by the pure form of the letter O, the title of this production is also a phonetic representation of the French word for water, the element embodied by this show. With an international cast performing in, on and above water, Cirque du Soleil's O tells the tale of theatre through the ages and frees us to lose ourselves in a world without limits.
With an international cast of 81 artists, performing in, on and above water, Cirque du Soleil's O tells the tale of theatre through the ages and frees us to lose ourselves in a world without limits. Join Eugen, an ageless theatre guardian and Guifà, his eager, yet unsuspecting visitor, as they embark on a 90-minute voyage where dreams are not only encouraged, they come true.
An array of awe-inspiring images celebrates the vitality of the human spirit. Among these images are the visually stunning duo trapèze, world-class divers and daring displays of highly specialized aerial acrobatics. The innovative "Barge" number, performed by eight women from the Ukraine and Russia, intrigues with a unique interpretation of traditional circus art and dramatic choreography. A spectacular visual treat, the fire sequence provides contrast to the ever-present element of water. The journey continues to the chaotic cadre number and through the poetic prowess of contortion. O features a team of synchronized swimmers, who, under the direction of Canadian gold-medallist Sylvie Fréchette, bring an entirely original approach to the sport and to the theatre. The entire performance is narrated by the international melodies of a 10-piece orchestra.