Worcester – For 40 years, Cirque du Soleil has been synonymous with quality performance, daring acrobatic stunts and memorable family fun, and its show ‘Corteo’ is no exception.
Currently playing through Sunday at the DCU Center, Corteo follows the clown’s eclectic imagination, visualizing the funeral procession as a ludicrous celebratory parade. Comedy routines, lively dancing, and unexpected audience participation are all part of the fun.
Corteo Senior Publicist Alexandra Gaillard said, “This is the perfect show, not just for entertainment, but for celebrating life and exploring deep emotions.
The Corteo Tour arrived in Worcester with a team of 117 people from 28 countries and 18 buses full of technical gear, props and over 2,000 wardrobes. Performers and staff become family on tour as they travel from city to city each week. Moving is part of the excitement for performers, but it also requires highly skilled technicians who can safely set up and take down rigging for performers as they complete dangerous acrobatic stunts.
“There’s a lot of one-way trust with performers. If we make a mistake, they can get hurt,” said Canadian swing technician Matthew Delaney. “That’s why we’re so vigilant.”
Changing venues frequently can be difficult, but Delaney enjoys creating “magic” that keeps audiences engaged.
Cirque du Soleil seeks the best athletes, performers and artists. Some are former Olympians. These performers come from all over the world, but every trip to Cirque is unique. Joséan Martins Costa from Brazil I was a synchronized swimmer who used to do gymnastics as a kid. Costa became fascinated by acrobatics and began training on the trapeze and appearing in shows. After being cast by Corteo, Costa trained to become an acrobat performing in the Cradle of Russia.
Costa explained that it takes years of training to make the dangerous stunts look effortless.
you have adrenaline It’s about controlling your adrenaline. Train the harness 100 times and 1,000 times before actually removing it. After that, the trick becomes automatic in the body,” Costa said.
“I love challenges. “At competitions, there is pressure to be perfect. Here you don’t have to be perfect. You just have to do a good job and keep pushing yourself forward.” You have pressure, but it’s a different kind of pressure and you get a lot of support from the people watching you.It’s like feeling the clapping at the end of a show and receiving the energy of the audience. It’s a really beautiful experience.”
corteo is 17th year of touring. Check out this captivating tour and see why over 10 million viewers resonated with this comical and thrilling performance.ticket is https://www.dcucenter.com/event-calendar/cirque-du-soleil/.