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Bug Out: Cirque du Soleil Coming To Hartford

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    We don't want to bug you but you should know Cirque du Soleil is coming back to Hartford.

    The fantastic big top production will return with its latest show called "OVO -- a teeming world of insects. "

    The show will open for a limited engagement starting June 17.

    The name OVO means "egg" in Portugese but also represents a timeless symbol of life cycle.  OVO portrays the colorful ecosystem of insects -- teeming with life, where bugs work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love.  The story follows the community of insects as they try to solve the mystery of a giant egg that appears. 

    But this is a lot more than a look at a bug's life -- OVO will featured dazzling acrobatic acts including a stunning flying trapeze act with 6 flyers soaring 40 feet in the air.  The finale features 20 artists running, jumping and leaping a 24-foot vertical wall.

    The production will take place under Cirque du Soleil's trademark blue and yellow big top on Market Street in Hartford, at the intersection of I-84 and I-91.

    For more information on tickets, click here

    To see a preview of the show, click here.

    Cirque du Soleil began as a group of street performers in 1984.  That group grew to a massive company employee 5,000 people -- with more than 1,200 artists from nearly 50 countries.