Fall Cirque du Soleil Primer for NYC

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It’s extremely rare to have three Cirque du Soleil shows in one city around the same time, but that’s exactly what’s happening this September when “Kurios,” “Paramour” and “TORUK” converge in New York City.

Each show provides a unique experience, so how do you know which one (or two) is right for you? We’ve got you covered with all the details:

“Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities”

Under the signature big top tent at Randall’s Island Park Sept. 29 – Nov. 27

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This steampunk-themed show is getting great reviews. The San Francisco Chronicle calls it “awesome” and the Chicago Tribune says it is “not to be missed on any account.”

The show follows an ambitious inventor, who defies the laws of time, space and dimension to reinvent his surroundings. Performed in the round; audience members are immersed in the action, and all seats are close to the stage. Many of our deal experts have seen this show and loved it, especially the “Upside Down World” act, which “has to be seen to be disbelieved” (The Boston Globe).

“Paramour”

Currently on Broadway at the Lyric Theatre

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This is the first Cirque du Soleil show created for Broadway. It features signature Cirque du Soleil acrobatics combined with a traditional Broadway love story and original music.

In the “breathtaking and jaw-dropping” show (Variety), a beautiful actress is forced to choose between love and art during the glamorous golden age of Hollywood. The Hollywood Reporter praises the “imaginative, thrilling sequences,” which include acrobats flying through the air in a rooftop chase scene.

“TORUK  – The First Flight”

Barclays Center in Brooklyn Sept. 7-11 & Prudential Center in Newark Sept. 14-18

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This touring arena show is inspired by James Cameron’s blockbuster movie “AVATAR.” Set on the planet Pandora, the show features a massive set that comes to life with special effects – projections of birds, waterfalls and surging waves. Equally impressive is the large-scale puppetry, including a Toruk – the dragon-like creature from the film – which has a 40-foot wingspan and takes six people to bring to life.

The plot revolves around the Na’vi clan, who attempt to save the sacred Tree of Souls from a natural catastrophe. The Montreal Gazette says “the story is front-and-center” — rather than traditional acrobatics — and told using “stunning visuals,” “stirring choreography” and an “eye-popping set.”

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