Prepare to be transported into a realm where fantasy and reality collide, as the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil brings its mesmerizing arena show, Corteo, to the captivating stage of Xcel Energy Center. From July 13 to 16, 2023, audiences in St. Paul, Minnesota, will have the unique opportunity to witness this enchanting spectacle unfold. Step into a world of surreal moments, remarkable acrobatics, and poetic storytelling as Corteo takes you on an unforgettable journey that will leave you in awe.
A Joyous Procession Imagined
Translated from Italian as “cortege,” Corteo presents a joyous procession imagined by a clown. Set in a carnival atmosphere, the show takes a whimsical twist as the clown envisions his own funeral, watched over by tender and caring angels. This imaginative storyline creates a captivating narrative that seamlessly blends theater, fantasy, and poetry, bringing forth a sense of wonder and introspection.
A Theatrical Celebration
Corteo masterfully combines acrobatic prowess, comedy, and acting to immerse spectators in a theatrical world filled with joy and spontaneity. Situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth, the performance juxtaposes contrasting elements. It seamlessly weaves together the grand with the minute, the ridiculous with the poignant, and the flawless magic of perfection with the endearing charm of imperfection. Through this artistic contrast, Corteo highlights the strength, fragility, wisdom, and kindness within each of us, offering a profound reflection on the shared humanity that unites us all.
A Timeless Symphony
As the show unfolds, the music sets the tone for each moment, captivating the audience with its lyrical melodies and playful rhythms. The timeless celebration depicted in Corteo blurs the boundaries between illusion and reality, creating an immersive experience where the extraordinary becomes possible. Be prepared to be amazed as the performers push the limits of their artistry, defying gravity and showcasing feats that defy logic and leave you breathless.
Don’t Miss Your Chance
Corteo’s limited engagement at Xcel Energy Center marks Cirque du Soleil’s long-awaited return to the Twin Cities since 2018. With only five performances scheduled, securing your tickets early is essential to ensure you don’t miss out on this extraordinary experience. Prepare to be captivated by the magical world of Corteo, where dreams come alive, and the impossible becomes possible.
Thursday, July 13, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 14, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 15, 2023, at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 16, 2023, at 1 p.m.
Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo is set to transport audiences into a realm of wonder and awe at Xcel Energy Center. Immerse yourself in the surreal, the acrobatic, and the poetic, as this enchanting production unravels a joyous procession imagined by a clown. Get ready for a theatrical celebration that blends the extraordinary with the ordinary, leaving a lasting impression on your heart and mind. Secure your tickets today and embark on a journey where the limits of imagination are shattered, and the magic of Cirque du Soleil unfolds before your eyes.
OFF On The Go will be at the premier of Corteo at the Xcel Energy Center so follow along on our social channels for more information as well as live reactions as they unfold! To learn more, and to purchase the limited amount of seats that are remaining, check out their website here.