Cirque Eloize id now in Baltimore

BALTIMORE - It's a little bit hip hop and a whole lot of fun.

The Cirque Eloize id show is closing out its US tour this weekend. It's touted as a more modern showing of any Cirque show you've ever seen.

The venue -- The Lyric in Baltimore.

It's in vibrant streets at the heart of a city, a city that comes alive acrobatics, break dancing, contortionists and stunts performed on a set coated with video projections, graffiti and and comic book feel.

"It's a contemporary circus show mixed with urban dance," said break dancer Nadia Lumley.

It's a love story in the midst of a circus, mixed with urban dance. Think ‘Romeo and Juliet' filled with cirque artists from across the globe.

"Two people fall in love from opposing groups," said Nadia. "Throughout the show you see how the groups develop and how there's animosity between the groups."

They eventually come together, but not before having acrobatic dance-offs and competitions.

"You see 15 artists on stage all doing crazy different things," said Nadia. "We have a bicycle. We have a Cyr wheel. We have a juggler. We've got trampowall and breaking. So people B-boy and b-girling."

"You should come and see it. It's going to be exciting. I'm excited!" Nadia added.

The show was created and is directed by Jeannot Painchaud.

Show Times:

Saturday, January 5 - 8 p.m.

Sunday, January 6 - 1 p.m.

Sunday, January 6 - 5:30 p.m.

Here's a snippet of what you can expect:

 

 

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