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Wednesday January 22nd, 2014

Posted at 3:28pm

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Cirque du Soleil has arrived in Windsor, the first of seven performances begins Thursday, and organizers say it’s Cirque’s biggest production ever in Windsor.

Brand-new arena act Varekai tells the tale of a world by the same name, deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano where “something else is possible.”

Varekai features stunning displays of skill and power set against innovative music and otherworldly sets, interwoven with vivid choreography that speaks to all in the universal language of movement.

The WFCU Centre’s General Manager of Events Jason Toner says they’re thrilled to be bringing Cirque du Soleil back to the City of Windsor with its “most exciting show yet.”

“This year’s performance is an 18 truck tour – the largest Cirque du Soleil has brought to the WFCU Centre, and the second largest tour ever to be in the facility just behind Carrie Underwood’s 21 trucks.”

Varekai features over 130 costumes that took 33,000 hours to make, is set with 300 “trees” between 4.5m and 10.5m tall, features five stage trap doors, two turntables and an elevating platform for special effects, and takes around 162 total team members to perform.

Toner hopes Windsor is prepared to be amazed. “We can’t wait for Windsor and Essex County to see the spectacle and excitement that is Varekai.”

Catch the dazzling performances of Varekai, Thursday through Sunday at the WFCU Centre.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

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