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Cirque du Soleil returns to Australia for 2012

Cirque du Soleil will return to Australia with its critically-acclaimed and family-friendly big top production OVO with a 2012-2013 national tour that will include Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth.

The show will be presented in Sydney under the trademark blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau (big top), opening on Thursday September 13 at The Showring at The Entertainment Quarter.

Cirque du Soliel will return to Australia offering a variety of corporate hospitality options for 2012.

Since its world premiere in Montreal, Canada in April 2009, OVO has visited more than 15 cities in Canada, United States and Mexico, delighting over 2 million spectators. The Australian tour will be the first time OVO has toured outside North America.

Starting February 8 2012, advance online tickets for OVO will be available exclusively for Cirque Club members. Cirque Club membership is free and registration is quick and simple. Member benefits include advance tickets, special offers and insider information on the world of Cirque du Soleil. To join go to

Tickets for OVO will be on sale to the general public on Monday February 20, 2012 through this website.

OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement.

The cast of OVO is comprised of 55 performing artists from 14 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. One highlight of OVO is the stunning Flying Act in which a group of scarabs soar high above the stage, from both edges to the middle landing on a platform. This breathtaking act combines many circus disciplines: banquine, Russian swing and swinging chair.


Brisbane – From July 14 2012, Northshore Hamilton
Sydney – From September 13 2012, Showring at The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
Adelaide – From December 6, 2012, Location to be advised.
Melbourne – From January 17, 2013, Docklands Melbourne
Perth – From April 14 2013, Langley Park