Kurios opens today

Cirque du Soleil's Kurios - Cabinet Of Curiosities runs till Aug 4 at the Big Top.
Cirque du Soleil's Kurios - Cabinet Of Curiosities runs till Aug 4 at the Big Top.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

Cirque du Soleil's whimsical steampunk-themed Kurios - Cabinet Of Curiosities makes its Singapore debut today at the white-and-grey 20m-high Big Top in Bayfront Avenue, next to Marina Bay Sands.

It runs till Aug 4 and tickets are priced from $95 via Sistic.

Members of the media got a sneak peek yesterday of two acts from the show - the aerial bicycle and banquine, where a group of 13 artists perform synchronised acrobatic sequences and human pyramids.

Kurios is about a scientist, known as The Seeker, who is convinced that there is an invisible world in his larger-than-life cabinet. Out of it step 47 artists from 17 countries, including world-class gymnasts, acrobats, hand-puppeteers and other intriguing characters.

The story - complemented by an upbeat jazz and electro swing soundtrack - is set in the latter half of the 19th century and celebrates the advancements of science in an imaginary parallel universe where time gets suspended.

The show premiered in 2014 in Montreal, Canada, and is written and directed by Mr Michel Laprise. He has been with the acclaimed Quebec-based Cirque du Soleil since 2000 and is in town for the show's opening.

  • BOOK IT / KURIOS - CABINET OF CURIOSITIES

  • WHERE: Big Top at Bayfront Avenue, beside Marina Bay Sands

    WHEN: Till Aug 4; Tuesdays to Fridays, 8pm; Saturdays, 4.30 and 8pm; Sundays, 1.30 and 5pm

    ADMISSION: From $95 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)

Kurios is Cirque du Soleil's 35th production and the sixth Big Top show to be staged in Singapore after Saltimbanco (2000), Alegria (2002), Quidam (2005), Totem (2015) and Kooza (2017).

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 05, 2019, with the headline 'Kurios opens today'. Print Edition | Subscribe