“Cirque du Soleil’s Volta pulls out all stops in a spectacular blend of New Age esthetics and extreme sports.”….Jim Burke, The Gazette
MONTREAL, CANADA (April 28, 2017) – Cirque du Soleil presented last night in Montreal the world premiere of its latest production, VOLTA. The show will be playing under the Big Top in Montreal’s Old Port until July 23rdand at the Zibi site in Gatineau starting August 3rd. With this new creation, Quebec’s entertainment leader is once again pushing the boundaries of circus arts by integrating several action sports disciplines that are presented for the first time on a Cirque du Soleil stage, including BMX, acts, Parkour and BMX Flatland.
There to celebrate the premiere with the entire VOLTA team, Jean-François Bouchard, Creative Guide and Chief Creative Officer of Cirque du Soleil, said: “We are pleased to pursue our tradition to present our most recent creation to the Montreal public first. With V, we wanted to continue to reinvent ourselves and surprise our audience and our fans. The marriage of disciplines in the purest Cirque du Soleil tradition with contemporary dance and action sports makes this show really fresh and current. We hope that the public will have as much fun discovering Vas we had creating it.”
Several personalities from the political, cultural and sporting world marched on the red carpet of VOLTA: Luc Fortin, Quebec Minister for Culture and Communications; Jean-François Lisée, Leader of the Quebec Opposition and of the Parti québécois and the Honorable Mélanie Joly, Minister for Canadian Heritage; artists Antoine Bertrand, Alex Perron, Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, Émily Bégin, Isabel Richer, Mirianne Brûlé, Jason Roy-Léveillé , Jonathan Roy, Joey Scarpellino, Catherine Brunet, Thomas Beaudoin, Mitsou, Robert Charlebois, Radio Radio, Kevin Bazinet, Alicia Moffet, Pascal Morissette, Julie Ringuette, Geneviève Boivin-Roussy, Jonas, Jérôme Couture and Valérie Carpentier ; as well as athletes Mikaël Kingsbury, Alexandre Bilodeau, Jean-Luc Brassard, Dufour-Lapointe sisters, Érik Guay, Charles Hamelin, Marianne St-Gelais, Émilie Heymans and Montreal Impact players Patrice Bernier, Hassoun Camara and Wandrille Lefèbre.