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10 Feb 2014

Cirque du Soleil’s KOOZA show draws praise in Munich

The name “KOOZA” comes from the Sanskrit word “Koza>,” which means box, case or treasure.

Around 2,500 guests were enraptured by the German premiere of KOOZA, a Cirque du Soleil show. The show was performed on January 31 in Munich to great critical acclaim.

Guests included Michel Côté, Québec Delegate General for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

For this show, the Big Top was set up in the Theresienwiese esplanade.

KOOZA tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world. It is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil and combines two of its traditions: acrobatic performance and the art of clowning.

KOOZA is about human relations in a dual world of good and bad,” explains director David Shiner.

The Innocent’s travels bring him into contact with a variety of strange characters such as the King, the Trickster, the Pickpocket, the Obnoxious Tourist and his Bad Dog.

Between strength and fragility, laughter and smiles, turmoil and harmony, KOOZA explores themes of fear, identity, recognition and power.

The Bavarian media truly commended the show, which will run until March 2. “Cirque du Soil demonstrates once again that the imaginary and poetry go together marvellously well. This form of circus incorporates several current types of entertainment,” wrote the Münchener Abendblatt newspaper.

Focus-Online reports that the public holds its breath with each acrobatic feat, as the artists literally fly through the air for a moment.
Cirque du Soleil touring show Kooza
Québec Government Office in Munich

Cirque du Soleil is a Montreal-based company recognized all over the world for its high-quality, artistic entertainment in the circus arts. It has more than 4,000 employees worldwide, including more than 1,000 artists. To date, nearly 100 million people have seen Cirque du Soleil shows, which have received several prestigious awards, including the Emmy, Bambi, Félix and Rose d’Or in Montreux.

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