Cirque du Soleil returns to Edmonton’s Rogers Place this December with the festive and theatrical show Corteo! Come be part of this joyous parade of acrobatic feats, comedy, and spontaneity that follows a nostalgic clown who imagines his own funeral taking place in the mysterious space between heaven and earth.
The word Corteo is derived from the Italian word cortege, which means a joyous procession. Cirque do Soleil Corteo dives into the imagination of clown Mauro with a festive parade that celebrates his life. Come along as Mauro envisions his own burial taking place in a joyous carnival atmosphere surrounded by graceful angels. The show touches on the ups and downs of life by contrasting the silly with the tragic, the grand with the intimate, and exploring perfection versus imperfection. Through the clown’s strength, vulnerability, and generosity, this poetic and touching story helps us explore our own humanity and how it shapes our life experiences.
Corteo is an evocative performance that brings together passionate acting with mesmerizing acrobatics and theatrical effects. Get swept away to a world filled with all the fun, comedy, and spontaneity that Cirque Du Soleil has become famous for! With a cast of profoundly talented and dedicated performers, the “Circus of the Sun” has grown to be one of the world’s most successful theatrical productions and has proudly reached millions of people across 86 countries and 6 continents.
Like most Cirque Du Soleil shows, Corteo is an entertaining experience that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Each performance is an exhilarating 100 minute escape from reality, with a 25 minute intermission. This particular show does have some dark scenes and loud noises to be mindful of for young audiences.
Take advantage of the special Family Offer to bundle your tickets and save! Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster for your choice of 7 different performances December 27-31, 2023. It is the perfect holiday gift to give for a fun family outing to look forward to this Christmas break!
Cirque du Soleil: Corteo:
When: December 27-31, 2023
Where: Rogers Place
Address: 10220 104 Avenue, Edmonton