Quebec-based group Cirque du Soleil will return in Romania next year with the Alegria show. At the beginning of this year they performed Saltimbanco, the company’s longest running representation and has been shown since 1992 to audiences all over the world. Shows will take place September 5-8 at Romexpo in Bucharest.
Started in 1984 by a group of 20 street artists, Cirque du Soleil is today a company with 5,000 employees. The show that will be presented in Romania, Alegría, represents a mood, a state of mind, the organizers say. The themes of the show, whose name means “jubilation” in Spanish, are many. Power and the handing down of power over time, the evolution from ancient monarchies to modern democracies, old age and youth. Kings’ fools, minstrels, beggars, old aristocrats and children make up its universe, along with the clowns, who alone are able to resist the passing of time and the social transformations that accompany it.