THE WAIT IS OVER…
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL RAISES ITS ICONIC BIG TOP
IN PREPARATION FOR THE
SAN FRANCISCO ENGAGEMENT OF
Photo credit: Image in Flight
Performances begin Thursday, November 15
under the Big Top at AT&T Park in San Francisco
Due to audience demand, Cirque du Soleil extends the San Jose engagement of VOLTA; Performances now on-sale through Sunday, March 24, 2019
Photo credit: Patrice Lamoureux | Costumes: Zaldy
SAN FRANCISCO (November 9, 2018)—Cirque du Soleil is back in the San Francisco Bay Area! Today, a team of more than 60 men and women worked for several hours to pound pegs, unfurl the canvas, and, finally, hoist more than 100 supporting poles to raise the iconic Big Top at AT&T Park in preparation for the San Francisco engagement of its newest Big Top production, VOLTA. Performances of VOLTA will take place under the Big Top at AT&T Park in San Francisco from Thursday, November 15, 2018 through Sunday, February 3, 2019.
Due to audience demand, Cirque du Soleil also announced today the extension of the San Jose engagement of VOLTA. Performances at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose are now scheduled from Wednesday, February 13, 2019 through Sunday, March 10, 2019.
Photo credit: Benoit Z. Leroux | Costumes: Zaldy
Tickets (starting at $54) for all performances are available now by visitingcirquedusoleil.com/volta or calling 1-877-9CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783). Discover theHennessy Black VIP Experience package which includes a cocktail reception with open bar and hors d’oeuvres inspired by the show, access to the best seats for greater comfort, complimentary parking and more!
Energetic, urban and contemporary, VOLTA is a captivating voyage of discovery that showcases never-before-seen under the Big Top acrobatics in a visually striking world. Driven by a stirring melodic score, composed by Anthony Gonzalez from the international electronic group M83, and inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports, VOLTA is a story of transformation. It is about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and recognizing one’s own power to make it possible. Ultimate freedom comes with self-acceptance, and with the liberation of the judgement of others.
Photo credit: Matt Beard | Costumes: Zaldy
Facts about the VOLTA Big Top and the Cirque du Soleil village:
- The entire site set-up takes six days. This includes installation of the Big Top, the entrance tent, the VIP tent and the rehearsal spaces.
- The Big Top stands approximately 62 feet high and is approximately 167 feet in diameter.
- The Big Top is supported by four steel masts that stand 82 feet tall each.
- Approximately 500 stakes are required to hold the big top firmly to 48,500 square feet of asphalt.
- The Big Top can withstand winds up to 75 mph.
- The light-coloured canvas helps counter the effects of the sun, thereby reducing energy consumption and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions.
- VOLTA travels via 70 trailer trucks carrying close to 2,000 tons of equipment.
VOLTA gratefully acknowledges its Official Partners, Hennessy Black, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, and Sirius.
Cirque du Soleil
VOLTA is Cirque du Soleil’s 41st original production since 1984, and its 18th show presented under the Big Top. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 190 million spectators in more than 450 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,400 performing artists from close to 60 different countries.
For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.