The circus will arrive in Israel for 10 performances, which will be held at Tel Aviv's Nokia Arena from August 6 to August 16.
"Quidam" focuses on Zoé, a young bored girl ignored by her parents. Seeking to fill the void of her existence, she slides into the imaginary world of "Quidam," where she meets characters who inspire her and encourage her to free her soul.
Like in the other Cirque du Soleil shows, it is a world of fantasy with a variety of colorful characters played by 52 acrobats from 18 countries around the world, along with a team of actors, musicians and singers in 250 costumes, 500 costume accessories, 300 pairs of shows and dozens of wigs.
Hundreds of costumes, wigs and props. Cirque du Soleil's 'Quidam' (PR photo)
The show's wide stage will stretch over half of the arena's general area. The production will import all of the show's equipment to Israel, including an iron structure supporting the special hanging systems, the setting, stage, amplification and lighting systems, and even a new ceiling for the arena.
Special iron structure and tons of equipment
Acrobats constantly examining body's limits
It wasn't easy bringing Cirque du Soleil for its debut performance in Israel last summer. Israeli producer Shuki Weiss and his partner, international producer Marek Lieberberg, who are responsible for the circus' arrival this time as well, said at the time that the talks with the entertainment company were held for a long time and included repeated technical checks until the ideal venue was found to keep with the show's standards around the world.
Now, thanks to successful past experience, the production in Israel is taking shape much easily.
The success of "Alegria" increased demand among the Israeli audience, leading to a decision to add 10 shows last summer, which were watched by some 100,000 people. At the moment, "Quidam" is arriving for just 10 performances.
Tickets are being offered for a starting price of NIS 220 (about $62), depending on the seat location in the arena. Children's tickets are sold for a 20% reduction.