Cirque du Soleil's newest show, "OVO," opens in Atlanta's Atlantic Station beginning Nov. 4.
“The Atlanta ‘OVO’ visit by Cirque du Soleil is indicative of the longstanding love affair between our tours and the city,” said Marie-Claude Asselin, publicist for Cirque du Soleil in a news release. “This love affair started almost 20 years ago with the visit of ‘Nouvelle Experience’ and has been going on since. We also love Atlantic Station, our Midtown Atlanta home since 2006.” OVO means egg in Portuguese. This show is directed by Deborah Colker, the first woman director at Cirque du Soleil. In the show, a mysterious egg appears and disturbs the insects who are awed by the egg. The release says it's 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 insects’ home is a world of biodiversity and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion."
The cast includes 54 performers from 16 countries. Acts include flying trapeze, banquine (an Italian acrobatic tradition), Russian swing and swinging chair. The finale features 20 performers running, jumping and leaping up a 24-foot vertical wall.
Performances are 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4-Jan. 2 in Atlantic Station, 1380 Atlantic Drive.
Tickets are $35-$255.