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Cirque du Soleil's OVO coming to Birmingham

By Kirsten Rawlins | Birmingham entertainment | Published:

World-renowned Cirque du Soleil will come to Birmingham next year.

Cirque du Soleil's OVO

The Canadian company's will be touring its latest production OVO.

OVO, meaning 'egg' in Portugese, is a headlong rush into a colourful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement.

When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual.

See a trailer for the show here:

OVO by Cirque du Soleil | Official Trailer

The cast of OVO is comprised of 50 performing artists from 17 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. This includes Alanna Baker from the United Kingdom who plays the role of the Black Spider in the show. She was crowned gymnastics European Champion in 2011 and won Bronze in the World Championships in 2012. Alanna, who has been training since she was five years old has travelled around the world with OVO to countries as far reaching as Japan and Australia and is now set for a return to her home here in the UK.

The show will run at Arena Birmingham from October 3 to 7.

Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday at 9am.

For more information, click here

Kirsten Rawlins

By Kirsten Rawlins
@kirsten_native

Online Entertainment Editor for the Express & Star, Shropshire Star and Native Monster. E-mail me kirsten.rawlins@nativemonster.co.uk, or phone 01902 319368

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