cirque du soleil in manila

Philippines

Going behind the scenes of Saltimbanco in Manila

The circus is back in town! Cirque du Soleil is back in Manila with their longest running show, Saltimbanco. Unlike last year’s Varekai, this show does not come with the Grand Chapiteau; the show is held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

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Rehearsing the bungee

Though I did get invited to watch during the opening night, it was the invitation to watch the performers rehearse and tour the backstage.
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Manila, Philippines

Varekai in Manila

It was an invite that was very hard to turn down. Nevermind that there was a typhoon, nevermind that it would make me late for work, I will not pass up the chance to watch Varekai. Of course, getting to watch it for free, bring along two friends and get to take pictures of the performers (a big no-no in any Cirque du Soleil show), sealed the deal.

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Fall of Icarus

Varekai is just one of 19 Cirque du Soleil shows in 2011. Premiered in 2002, it has since toured around the world to more than 15 different countries and 60 cities to an audience of over 6 million. The show is currently touring Asia, with Manila as one of its stop.
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