Cirque Du Soleil’s Varekai Wows Audiences in Bogota

Created: 2013-03-22 13:43 EST

Category: World > South America

Cirque Du Soleil's Varekai is wowing audiences in Bogota, Colombia, more than 10 years after the captivating show first opened in Montreal, Canada in 2002.

The adventurous show officially opened here on March 21 and has toured more than 68 cities in 18 countries across the globe. It has dazzled audiences with colourful high-flying acrobatic, gymnastic and musical acts.
According to the touring company, Varekai has been seen by more than 8 million people since it first opened in Canada.
Varekai means 'wherever' in the Romany language of the gypsies. Varekai's main character is Icarus, who finds himself in an unknown world with the desire for life, that leads to an incredible adventure.
[Cynthia Clemente, Advertising Director]:
"Varekai is a show that actually tells a story about an Icarus that falls from the sky. When he falls from the sky, he enters in this kind of forest, magical forest, and then he meets a lot of people there. They are all creatures. Then, there, he has to learn how to move his legs for the first time and, in that process he finds love, he finds happiness, he finds sadness." 
Varekai is a crowd pleaser, featuring astonishing feats with the unmistakable flair that has become synonymous to Cirque Du Soleil.
[Jorge Villa, Circus Audience]:
"Excellent. It is a one-of-a-kind show: very colourful, the whole coordination thing, the flexibility. All around, it is an excellent show." 
Varekai will be in Bogota until April 7 when the tour group will head to San Jose, Costa Rica.