Montreal, October 11th, 2022 – Cirque du Soleil is proud to announce its new Big Top show: ECHO, directed by Mukhtar Omar Sharif Mukhtar, based on the original concept of Es Devlin. Presented by Sun Life Global Investments, the show will premiere under the Big Top in the Old Port of Montreal starting April 20th, 2023. Tickets are now on sale exclusively to Cirque Club members and to the public on October 17, 2022.
Cirque du Soleil’s 20th Big Top show will bring bold new visuals and a different aesthetic approach. High-level acrobatics will be woven within a striking and disruptive visual universe.
“We are thrilled to announce ECHO, a new Big Top show that will premiere in the Old Port of Montreal in April 2023. After this summer’s amazing success with KOOZA and now seeing our fans’ anticipation for Corteo at the Bell Center during the Holidays, we are looking forward to launching this new creation and premiering it in our hometown as per our long-time tradition.”, commented Stéphane Lefebvre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Group.
“ECHO is a show whose production had started before the pandemic. Three years have passed, and we are in a different world now than the one we were in 2020. This brought us to rethink the intention of the show, to bring innovation to it and to even revert to Es Devlin’s original proposed title ECHO because it was fitting better with the new story line. We also invited new people to join the show creation team, including the director Mukhtar Omar Sharif Mukhtar.”, says Chantal Tremblay, creation director.
Director, Mukhtar Omar Sharif Mukhtar adds: “Creation should always be at the heart of Cirque du Soleil, and one of our biggest excitement anchors itself in our ability to deliver a new show to our audience. ECHO will push the values of connection, inspiration and the power of intention. We have the ability to create and manifest the world we want to live in, if we all put our collective minds together and encourage a movement that is pushed by the youth of today. What really excites me most about this beautiful project is the ability to push the boundaries of what can be achieved in a Big Top setting and deliver a joyful experience, full of surprises, to millions of people around the world.”