OVO by Cirque du Soleil

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OVO by Cirque du Soleil: Acrosport
Combining elements of dance, acrobatics, athleticism and sheer agility, five yellow-and-red fleas fling themselves through the air and come together in graceful, perfectly balanced sculptural formations.
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OVO by Cirque du Soleil: Master Flipo
Master Flipo is the chief of the insect community, maybe because he’s the oldest. He’s smart and wise -– but eccentric too, and he’s very silly sometimes.
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OVO by Cirque du Soleil
The largest set element is the Wall, which is set against the rear of the stage. The performers climb on it, disappear into it and use it as a stage, a platform and a launching pad.
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OVO by Cirque du Soleil
The three main characters are The Ladybug, The Foreigner and Master Flipo.
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OVO by Cirque du Soleil
The name OVO means “egg” in Portuguese. This timeless symbol of the life cycle and birth of numerous insects represents the underlying thread of the show.
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(credit: Cirque du Soleil)
OVO by Cirque du Soleil
The Ladybug is big and strong (but doesn’t realize it) and full of life. When The Foreigner sees when he sees The Ladybug for the first time, he’s instantly smitten.
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OVO by Cirque du Soleil: The Ladybug
The Ladybug is all alone and lonely and she’s secretly waiting for something wonderful to happen in her life -- something like love.
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OVO by Cirque du Soleil: Creatura
Part Slinky, part insect, the Creatura dances to a tune that is all his own, he’s a bendy, twisty knot of stretchy limbs in constant motion.
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OVO by Cirque du Soleil: Dragonfly
A Dragonfly performs a graceful balancing act in and out of the slender stalks and twisting tendrils of an elegant plant.
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OVO by Cirque du Soleil: Spider
A bright, dazzling spider contortionist who casts a sensual spell.
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OVO by Cirque du Soleil
When The Foreigner arrives carrying a strange egg, The Ladybug is excited by the possibility that her life -- and everyone else’s --could change.
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OVO by Cirque du Soleil
The Wall features some 20 artists running, jumping, and walking across -- and straight up -- an 8 meter vertical wall without artificial support.
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OVO by Cirque du Soleil: Ants
The hardest working insects in the community are the bright red Ants. As soon as they’re awake they spend their day gathering food: On the menu today -- corn.
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OVO by Cirque du Soleil: Master Flipo
The whole community respects Master Flipo and likes him even though they know he can be a bit dim-witted.
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OVO by Cirque du Soleil
OVO features many acrobatic acts including a stunning flying trapeze act.
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OVO by Cirque du Soleil
Liz Vandal, the costume designer for OVO has a special affinity for the world of the insects.
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OVO by Cirque du Soleil: Slackwire
In a tour-de-force performance a Spider defies gravity and physics in a succession of seemingly impossible feats of strength and balance as he traverses a wire that appears to give him no support.
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OVO by Cirque du Soleil
The finale of OVO features 20 artists running, jumping and leaping straight up an 8-meter vertical wall.
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OVO by Cirque du Soleil: Wardrobe
Liz Vandal, the costume designer for OVO, has a signature style inspired by futuristic superheroes and by suits of armour from all eras.
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