"Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world - a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai.
From the sky falls a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world populated by fantastical creatures, this young man sets off on an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of all possibilities, begins an inspired incantation to life rediscovered.
The word Varekai means 'wherever' in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers. This production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to the infinite passion of those whose quest takes them along the path that leads to Varekai."
Directed by:Dominic Champagne
Darting and intertwining on a specially designed sliding surface, the artists fling and catch each other, creating an illusion of skating.
Endurance, precision and more than a hint of frenzy mark this Georgian dance act.
Two flyers suspended by wrist straps glide gracefully above the stage, performing original acrobatic figures.
Grace, strength and flexibility are astonished, as a young woman balances on a series of strategically placed canes.
Propelled by two Russian swings, acrobats are hurled high into the air, alighting on their partners’ crossed wrists or on a landing canvas.
Like a jointed puppet, a performer on canes teeters in a stirring dance.
Octavio Alegria manipulates bowling pins, soccer balls, hats and ping-pong balls with his hands, feet, head and even his mouth.
With agility, deftness and sensitivity, a young man performs astounding dives and contortions in the net that holds him captive.
“Varekai…when it flies, it really soars. An alternate reality of such breathtaking beauty and astonishing feats of physical skill that it defies description.”
- The Toronto Sun
A larger-than-life experience with our touring shows visiting local main arenas or a sports and events centre of a major city. This show format can typically house between 5,000 and 15,000 people depending on the arena capacity.
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