Win backstage passes to Cirque du Soleil show

Like all of Cirque du Soleil's productions, an intricate network of artists, theatre technicians, designers and many others help create Kooza, the Canadian company's latest show in Singapore.

Now, 15 Straits Times readers and their partners will be able to catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the show's creative process.

The newspaper will be giving away 15 pairs of tickets with backstage passes for the show on July 18.

Go to http://str.sg/koozacontest and answer a short question by 11.59pm next Tuesday to enter.

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Kooza runs from next Wednesday to Aug 20. Renowned for its embrace of traditional circus artistry, the production relies on the expressiveness of artists to wow viewers, as opposed to the more common use of special effects.

It draws its name from the Sanskrit word koza, which means box or treasure.

Contest winners will first catch the show, which starts at 8pm.

An artist in the chair-balancing act in Cirque du Soleil's Kooza show.
An artist in the chair-balancing act in Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza show. PHOTO: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

After it ends at 10.30pm, they will remain in their seats and a publicist will take them to the artistic tent, an area attached to the main performance tent where the artists rehearse, warm up and put on their costumes and make-up.

The winners will get to see the highly skilled make-up and wardrobe departments there. They will then meet and take photographs with two or three selected artists who are still clad in costume.

Ms Amanda Osborne, marketing and public relations director of Sliding Door Entertainment, the company that is bringing Kooza here, says the tour will allow the contest winners "to explore the backstage area, where usually no other audience member gets to go".

Tickets for Kooza start from $65 and are available from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555).

Correction note: In our earlier story, we said that the newspaper will be giving away 15 pairs of tickets with backstage passes for the show on Aug 2. This is incorrect. The tickets  with backstage passes are for the show on July 18. We have also corrected the reporter's byline.  

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 06, 2017, with the headline 'Win backstage passes to Cirque du Soleil show'. Print Edition | Subscribe