Win free tickets to Cirque du Soleil's Kooza

The Straits Times Life is giving away 15 pairs of tickets to the production's Aug 2, 8pm, show.
The Straits Times Life is giving away 15 pairs of tickets to the production's Aug 2, 8pm, show.PHOTO: SILENT DOORS ENTERTAINMENT

Circus fans have a chance to win a pair of free tickets to watch Kooza, a Cirque du Soleil production known for its adrenaline rush of acrobatics.

The Straits Times Life is giving away 15 pairs of tickets to the production's Aug 2, 8pm, show held in the blue-and-yellow tent on Bayfront Avenue, next to Marina Bay Sands.

For the chance to win, answer a simple question at http://str.sg/koozacontest by midnight on July 11. The draw takes place on July 12 and winners will be announced a day after.

The show, which has been seen by more than seven million people around the world since its world premiere in Montreal in 2007, will open in Singapore on July 12.

Its name is inspired by the Sanskrit word Koza, which means box, chest or treasure. The audience will be treated to an international cast of 50 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from 19 countries performing heart-stopping feats and laugh-outloud antics to a live fusion soundtrack of jazz, funk and Bollywood beats.

The show's theme is The Innocent and it hopes to draw out the child within its audience and reignite the journey of self-discovery through the use of eccentric characters and out-of-the-box surprises.

"Kooza is about human connection and the world of duality, good and bad," says the show's writer and director David Shiner.

"The tone is fun and funny, light and open. The show doesn't take itself too seriously, but it's very much about ideas too."

The Quebec-based Cirque du Soleil began in 1984 as a group of 20 street performers. Today, the company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 artists from more than 50 countries.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 13, 2017, with the headline 'Win free tickets to Cirque du Soleil's Kooza'. Print Edition | Subscribe