January 16, 2019
[Win Tickets to KOOZA] Global phenomenon Cirque du Soleil return to Auckland in February with KOOZA, and Theatre Scenes is thrilled to be able to offer readers the chance to win a double pass. KOOZA marks a return to the company’s roots – the show is described as a “colourful, sparkling homage to the traditions of circus, combining thrilling acrobatics […]

REVIEW: Totem (Cirque Du Soleil)

August 24, 2014
Cirque Evolution  [by James Wenley] Theatre-types will be interested to know that Totem comes to Auckland via collaboration between Quebec’s Cirque Du Soleil (now celebrating their 30th year) and Quebec’s writer-director Robert Lepage. Theatre visionary Lepage, whose work Needles and Opium and The Andersen Project have toured to the Wellington and Auckland Festivals respectively, is known for fusion of technology […]

REVIEW: Carousel and Clothesline (Vague de Cirque)

April 9, 2014
‘Circustastic’! [by Sharu Delilkan] Carousel & Clothesline is a great lesson in life not to take ourselves too seriously. Yes the strong ensemble demonstrates their precise acrobatics reminiscent of Cirque du Soleil and Cirque Éloize but it’s their emphasis on exploring the sense of play that sets this show apart from other live performances in this genre. And it is […]