Saltimbanco has landed in Doha, preparing for Tonight’s performance
Doha, July 3rd, 2012: With only hours to go before Cirque du Soleil first ever presentation in Doha, preparations are well under way at the Aspire Dome. Two full 747 cargo plane filled with technical material, and more than 90 cast and crew members landed at the Doha airport this on Sunday in order to get the show ready on time. Two full days were required to set up more than 180,000 pounds (or more than 80 tons) of equipment for the July 4th performance. Saltimbanco, is scheduled to run from July 4th – 7th, 2012, at Aspire Dome in Doha with matinee shows on Friday and Saturday.
Saltimbanco is a Cirque du Soleil signature production, a remarkable combination of thrilling and colorful acrobatics acts. The show was inspired by the urban fabric of the metropolis and its colorful inhabitants. It features awe-inspiring acrobatics and astonishing athleticism during solo spotlights and epic ensembles. Saltimbanco is the longest running Cirque du Soleil touring show, a unique performance that has been seen by more than 13 million people all around the world.
Saltimbanco Company Manager, Chris May said, “We are expecting strong attendance at Cirque du Soleil first official performance in Qatar. We urge fans to come and be a part of this unique exhilarating experience, to be transported into a unique world.” He continued, “The team is extremely excited to perform to a diverse audience in Qatar but to visit the country, and experience its culture.”
Tickets are available through ticket points at Souq Waqif, Lagoona Mall and Virgin Megastores at Landmark Mall as well as online at www.cirquedusoleil.qa or www.virginmegastore.me. With VVIP tickets now sold out, ticket prices vary from 750QAR to 130QAR, with premium tickets also available.
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About Cirque du Soleil:
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil evolved into a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries.
Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents. Cirque du Soleil International Headquarters are in Montreal, Canada. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.
Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges the St. Regis as their official hotel partner.
: Aspire Dome
Show Schedule (July 4 - 7, 2012):
• Wednesday, July 4 at 8:00pm
• Thursday, July 5 at 8:00pm
• Friday, July 6 at 4:00pm and 8:00pm
• Saturday, July 7 at 4:00pm and 8:00pm
TICKETS (Prices in QAR)
For show and ticket information, please visit www.cirquedusoleil.qa
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