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Bringing circus to the music hall

Cirque de la Symphonie.

Cirque de la Symphonie.

ARTS — Kamloops Symphony’s final performance of the season will be an adaptation bringing the magic of the circus to the music hall May 8 and 9 at Sagebrush Theatre.

Cirque de la Symphonie is a traveling circus group that pairs circus acts and orchestral music. The act started in 2006 and has travelled all over North America. The circus acts are choreographed to classical masterpieces and contemporary music.

The performance includes aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen, working in collaboration with the conductor.

Performers include Olympians and world record holders in athletics. Cirque de la Symphonie is the only cirque company worldwide that performs exclusively with orchestras.

The program includes excerpts from Bizet’s Carmen and Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, as well as music from the movies Hook and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Tickets are available through Kamloops Live! Box Office, 250-374-5483, at Lorne Street, or http://www.kamloopslive.ca.

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