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.
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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.