“Not too high, not too close to the sun.” Those were the words of Icarus’s father before Icarus flew too high, melted his wings and fell to his death in the ocean, according to the Greek myth, which teaches us about the dangers of over-ambition. But what if Icarus hadn’t drowned, and instead had landed in a beautiful exotic forest, filled with whimsical and enchanting creatures? This is the central theme of Cirque de Soleil’s newest show, ‘Varekai’—meaning ‘wherever’ in the Romani language—which focuses on the journey of the nomadic Icarus. It takes the audience on an exciting journey, combining the usual nail-biting acrobatics with an intriguing plot. The costumes are a blast of exotic colours and outlandish styles, bringing the stage to life and luring the audience into the magically strange world in which Icarus finds himself. Expect the usual Cirque quirkiness, in this unique theatrical experience filled with music, astonishing acrobatics and some odd-looking contraptions.
Directed by Dominic Champagne, and produced by the world-famous Cirque du Soleil, this promises to be an unmissable evening displaying the wonder and beauty of the circus at its best.