CIRQUE DU SOLEIL PLAYS BALL AT DODGER STADIUM
Bigtime fun under the big top has returned to Los Angeles with VOLTA, the newest show from Cirque du Soleil. This marks the group’s first sports-inspired production and appropriately performances are under the Big Top at Dodger Stadium through March 8 before going to the O.C. Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa from March 18 to April 19.
Billed as energetic, urban and contemporary, VOLTA reimagines street sports and aptly incorporates them into the daring and surreal world of Cirque du Soleil.
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.
Written by composer Anthony Gonzalez (M83), the highly cinematic music of VOLTA evokes a complex array of emotions and moods that ebb and flow majestically like the tide. It is a narrative tool in its own right, echoing the different arcs in the storyline and expressing the distinct personalities of the worlds of VOLTA.
Compared to other Cirque productions, VOLTA comes across a low budget as the props or tools of the trade for this show include jump ropes, ladders, and BMX bikes, however, the feats and stunts are as daring and edgy as ever, creating for one dynamic and entertaining show.
The creators of VOLTA drew inspiration from the spirit of adventure that pervades the world of BMX, street sports and acrobatics. Whether the performers are on a bike, hopping from rooftop to rooftop, or double-dutch rope skipping, these urban sports enthusiasts constantly challenge themselves and defy convention.
Tickets for VOLTA start at $49, however, once again, ex Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, who still owns the parking lot at Dodgers Stadium, is gouging attendees by charging $25 per car. Tickerts for VOLTA are available for purchase at cirquedosoleil.com/volta or calling 1-877-9CIRQUE.
VOLTA runs through March 8 at Dodger Stadium before moving to the O.C. Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa from March 18 to April 19.