Bugs will soon be infesting the Brookshire Grocery Arena. And the circus will be in town. After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cirque du Soleil will perform five performances of “OVO” from February 11 to February 13, 2022 at the Brookshire Grocery Arena in Bossier City. The show will feature a dynamic and immersive ecosystem inhabited by an acrobatic colony of insects.
OVO’s artistic director Fabrice Lemire says: “Everyone is delighted to be together again after this time. In addition to physical training, we seize this opportunity to bring new acts to life. All departments are involved, from costumes and make-up to technical and artistic. The energy in the studio is buzzing – just like the show!”
OVO is a colorful intervention in a new day in the life of insects; a non-stop riot of energy and movement. Through spectacular acrobatics that highlight the unique personalities and skills of selected insect species, OVO explores the beauty of biodiversity in all its contrasts and vibrancy.
The show’s tour manager, Janie Mallet, says: “What sets us apart from all the other shows is the creativity and pushing the human boundaries, meeting the creativity side with beautiful costumes. The show is not only inspired by insects, but also inspired by Brazil. You’ll have that very warm, upbeat kind of music feeling. This is exactly what we need after the past few years. Come to a show and see live entertainment and see real people doing breathtaking acrobatics. That is exactly what people need right now.”
“OVO”, which means egg in Portuguese, brings to the stage 10 high-level acrobatic acts that will redefine the limits of the human body.
“The challenges have not been the easiest in recent years. We can’t wait to be back and share this experience with everyone in Bossier City,” said Mallet. And in true Louisiana form, since the show is only a few days away from opening in Bossier City, Mallet spoke a very apt “Laissez les bon temps rouler.”
Since opening in Montreal in 2009, OVO has excited more than seven million people in 155 cities in 26 different countries.
Cirque du Soleil, founded in 1984, is a unique circus experience. Instead of the animal-infused acts of the traditional American big top, Cirque creates modern, whimsical worlds that lean heavily on its street theater roots. The original company, founded by Guy Laliberté in Québec, was a collection of street performers with stilt walkers, dancers and fire eaters.