Cirque du Soleil’s “Quidam,” is coming to the Blaisdell Arena for an extended run in October. We are all familiar with the name Cirque du Soleil, but the word “Quidam” may not be familiar to most. “Quidam” — the title is translated as “nameless passer-by” — premiered in Montreal, the site of the international headquarters of Cirque du Soleil (“Circus of the Sun”), in 1996. The current production has been touring North America for almost two years — one week per city, until now. We can guarantee this, the Cirque du Soleil’s “Quidam” show that will be at the Blaisdell Arena in October will be nothing short of amazing.
As with all Cirque du Soleil shows, “Quidam” transcends language and draws in traditions from many cultures. Teams of acrobats form human pyramids and other tightly choreographed formations. Aerialists perform while suspended from ropes or strips of cloth or traditional trapeze equipment. There are also balancing acts, jugglers, a duo that creates seemingly impossible “statue” poses, and a dramatic display of gravity-defying maneuvers by a performer inside a large metal hoop known as a German Wheel.
Cirque du Soleil’s “Quidam”
- When: Opening night: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4. Continues at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 and 5 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 13. Also at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14
- Where: Blaisdell Arena
- Cost: $40-$100
- Info and Tickets: 1-800-745-3000 or www.cirquedusoleil.com/quidam
A little of what you can expect: