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Cirque Du Soleil Is Raising Its Iconic Blue-and-Yellow Big Top This Week

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Acrobatic performances have become synonymous with Vancouver throughout the past few years. One festival in particular gets all the buzz.

Cirque du Soleil’s iconic blue-and-yellow Big Top is being raised on Thursday, October 12th, 2017. It marks the arrival of of KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities.

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The iconic tent will go up at 1:00 p.m. at Concord Pacific Place.


Cirque du Soleil Tent/Village Facts

Here are some cool facts about the Blue and Yellow Big Top and the Cirque du Soleil Village:

  • The Big Top stands about 56 feet (20 metres) high and is 164 feet (51 metres) in diameter
  • It is supported by 4 steel masts that each stand at 82 feet (25 metres) high
  • More than 550 pegs are required to hold the Big Top firmly to the 4,500 square metres of asphalt
  • The Big Top can accommodate more than 2,400 people
  • The entire site set-up includes installation of the entrance, hospitality and rehearsal tents, administrative offices, workshops, and kitchen
  • The Big Top, VIP Rouge and Artistic tents are all climate controlled with air conditioning in warm seasons and heating for colder seasons
  • KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities travels city to city with more than 60 trailers carrying the entire village

This Year’s Show

Written and directed by Michel Laprise, KURIOS is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop.

Moreover, the realm is in the 19th century, leading audiences to completely change their perception of reality. You can learn more about it here.

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