Tickets now on sale for Cirque Éloize iD, directed by Jeannot Painchaud and winner of the 26th Grand Prix du Conseil des Arts de Montréal for its exceptional international success in 2010. iD will run for eight shows at the Merriam Theatre from December 26th to 30th, 2012 as part of the Broadway Season, presented by the Kimmel Center and The Shubert Organization.
Tickets ranging in price from $25 to $65 are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org/broadway, at the Kimmel Center box office, Broad & Spruce Sts. (open daily 10 am to 6 pm) or at the Merriam Theater box office, 250 S. Broad St. (open during performances only). Groups of 10 or more will receive discounts for select performances by calling 215-790-5883. Performances include: Wednesday & Thursday evening at 7:30 pm; Friday & Saturday evening at 8:00 pm; Sunday evening at 6:30 pm; and matinees Saturday at 2:00 pm and Sunday at 1:00 pm, with an additional matinee performance on Thurs. Dec. 27 at 2:00 pm.
Cirque Éloize iD transports the audience into the vibrant streets at the heart of a big city. The stage comes alive with the boundless energy of acrobats, break dancers, contortionists and a fearless stunt biker who perform against a kaleidoscope of eye-popping video projections drawn from science-fiction films, comic books and graffiti.
Weaving together urban dance with twelve different circus arts, Cirque Éloize iD showcases the unique talents of an international troupe of artists, showcasing skills such as juggling, contortion, in-line skating, stilts, Cyr wheel, hand balancing, straps, bike trial, Chinese pole and aerial silks, building to a spectacular finale on the dynamic trampowall.
The Montreal Gazette said “iD is a thrilling piece of work, full of attitude, energy and invention. The ultimate charm of the show is the way it hangs together, with energy, anarchy and attitude, from beginning to end, thanks to director Jeannot Painchaud. This is his masterpiece.” The Toronto Star exclaimed, “You’re not going to find a more energetic, mind-blowing, roof-raising piece of entertainment. Spectacular!” The Miami Herald pronounced it "Wordless Splendor!"