Cirque de Soleil Presents Saltimbanco in Pittsburgh October 18-21, 2012

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Saltimbanco is a characteristic and classic Cirque du Soleil show inspired by the urban fabric of the metropolis and its colourful inhabitants. The show premiered in 1992 and toured many countries under the BigTop before embarking on a new journey in 2007 with a world arena tour through North America and Europe.

Saltimbanco—from the Italian “saltare in banco,” which literally means “to jump on a bench”—features an international cast of 51 performers and musicians from more than 20 different countries. Classic Cirque at its best, Saltimbanco is a thrilling and kaleidoscopic celebration of awe-inspiring artistry and agility. It features breathtaking acrobatics and unbelievable athleticism during solo spotlights and epic ensembles.

photo credit: Olivier Samson Arcand, photo acquired from the Cirque de Soleil press site.

Decidedly baroque in its visual vocabulary, the show’s eclectic cast of characters draws spectators into a fanciful, dreamlike world, an imaginary city where diversity is a cause for hope. Saltimbanco is set to enthrall, from the seemingly impossible balancing, jumping and spinning during the Chinese Poles or the Russian Swing to the gravity-defying Bungees and Trapeze, the crowd-pleasing Juggling and Acrobatic Bicycle, to the celebrated and very unique Clowns.  Technical expertise and extravagant design are woven together with uplifting spectacular costumes, amazing lighting, humour and enchanting music and magic. Full of colours, amusement and amazement, Saltimbanco is a fun show for the whole family to enjoy.

Saltimbanco is the longest running Cirque du Soleil touring show, a timeless opus.

See Saltimbanco In Pittsburgh October 18-21, 2012

Saltimbanco will be presented at the Peterson Events Center October 18-21 for 6 shows.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting the Saltimbanco site

Show schedule is as follows

  • Thursday, October 18 at 7:30pm
  • Friday, October 19 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, October 20 at 3:30pm and 7:30pm
  • Sunday, October 21 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm
Don’t live in Pittsburgh, but love Cirque de Soleil? Be sure to visit the Saltimbanco site to see if its coming to a venue near you!  You can also follow Cirque de Soleil on Twitter @Cirque and become a fan of Saltimbanco on Facebook.
We are heading to the show tonight, I’ll let you know what I think!
Disclosure – I received complementary media tickets to the performance in Pittsburgh.



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