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Cirque du Soleil bringing ‘Kurios’ to Atlanta in March

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Rola Bola in Cirque du Soleil's “Kurios — Cabinet of Curiosities,” coming to Atlantic Station for an open-ended run starting March 3. CONTRIBUTED BY MARTIN GIRARD
Rola Bola in Cirque du Soleil's “Kurios — Cabinet of Curiosities,” coming to Atlantic Station for an open-ended run starting March 3. CONTRIBUTED BY MARTIN GIRARD

Rola Bola in Cirque du Soleil’s “Kurios — Cabinet of Curiosities,” coming to Atlantic Station for an open-ended run starting March 3. CONTRIBUTED BY MARTIN GIRARD

Cirque du Soleil is announcing on Thursday that it is bringing its newest touring show “Kurios — Cabinet of Curiosities” to Atlanta, the AJC has learned. But it will stop here next spring instead of for the usual fall and holiday-timed visit.

As usual, acrobatics play a big role in “Kurios — Cabinet of Curiosities,” Cirque du Soleil's 35th production. CONTRIBUTED BY MARTIN GIRARD

As usual for a Cirque du Soleil show, acrobatics play a big role in “Kurios — Cabinet of Curiosities,” Cirque’s 35th production. CONTRIBUTED BY MARTIN GIRARD

“Kurios” will open under the iconic blue-and-yellow big-top tent at Atlantic Station on March 3 for an open-ended run.

Set in the latter half of the 19th century, Cirque’s 35th production is named for odd but benevolent characters who inhabit the Seeker’s Cabinet of Curiosities, a fantasy world where, as Cirque’s ad pitches, “seeing is disbelieving.”

The Gazette of Montreal, where “Kurios” premiered in May 2014, called the show “a gawker’s delight boasting a museum’s worth of quirky faux antique props in addition to multiple eye-popping circus numbers.” (Full review here.)

Cirque Club members get first dibs on the best seats and deals starting Sept. 28 (you can sign up for free at cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueclub), with tickets on sale to the public beginning Oct. 9 via 1-877-924-7783, cirquedusoleil.com/kurios.

Here is Cirque’s full description of “Kurios”:

In an alternate yet familiar past, in a place where wonders abound for those who trust their imagination, a Seeker discovers that in order to glimpse the marvels that lie just below the surface, we must first learn to close our eyes.

In his larger-than-life curio cabinet, the Seeker is convinced that there exists a hidden, invisible world – a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams lie waiting. A collection of otherworldly characters suddenly steps into his makeshift mechanical world. When the outlandish, benevolent characters turn his world upside down with a touch of poetry and humor in an attempt to ignite the Seeker’s imagination, his curios jump to life one by one before his very eyes.

What if by engaging our imagination and opening our minds we could unlock the door to a world of wonders?


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