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Cirque du Soleil is bringing its newest show to Expo in 2018!


(Oaks, PA, February 27th, 2018) – Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to announce a new production that will premiere in the Greater Philadelphia area this summer: Cirque du Soleil VOLTATM, written and directed by Bastien Alexandre and with Jean Guibert as the director of creation. Anthony Gonzalez, from international electronic group M83, previously announced as composer and musical director, brings his space-age future pop sound to the Cirque du Soleil stage for the first time ever. The show will be presented under the Big Top next to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, minutes from the King of Prussia Mall, starting July 12th, 2018. The name VOLTA refers to a sudden about-face, a change in emotion or idea often used in poetry. It also speaks to the jolt of energy delivered through the show.

Access to the best seats and prices are available for existing Cirque Club members starting today, February 27, 2018. Visit cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueclub to sign up for a complimentary membership. Cirque Club members receive advance access to the best seats under the Big Top, at the best price. Tickets will be available for purchase to the general public beginning March 9th by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/volta or calling 1-877-9CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783). Tickets are available starting at $49. 

The Show

VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of streets sports and performances, the show weaves the adrenaline rush of acrobatics into a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score.

VOLTA is a story of transformation. It is about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and the power of the group to make that possible. It celebrates freedom as a movement.

VOLTA explores the themes of self-realization and alienation in a world where technology often isolates people from one another rather than freeing them. Using the rise of the celebrity culture and reality TV as a subtext, VOLTA is an allegory on the flip side of fame and the search for authenticity. 

The Creative Team

VOLTA’s creative team comprises 15 creators under the artistic guidance of Jean-François Bouchard:

  • Bastien Alexandre                         Writer and Director
  • Jean Guibert                                   Director of Creation
  • Bruce Rodgers                               Set Designer
  • Zaldy Goco                                      Costume Designer
  • Anthony Gonzalez                         Composer and Musical Director
  • Julie Perron                                    Choreographer
  • Martin Labrecque                         Lighting Designer
  • Thibaut Duverneix                        Video Content Designer
  • Jean-Michel Caron                        Sound Designer
  • Anne Séguin Poirier                      Props Designer
  • Rob Bollinger                                  Acrobatic Performance Designer
  • Philippe Aubertin                          Acrobatic Performance Designer
  • Jaque Paquin                                  Acrobatic Equipment and Rigging Designer
  • Eleni Uranis                                    Make up Designer
  • Manon Beaudoin                          Character’s guide

Ticket Information

VOLTA will be presented under the Big Top next to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks starting July 12th, 2018. Cirque Club members can purchase tickets for these performances online starting today at www.cirquedusoleil.com/volta.


Forsythe Technology is the partner of Cirque du Soleil VOLTA in the Greater Philadelphia area.

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About Cirque du Soleil

VOLTA is Cirque du Soleil’s 41st original production since 1984, and its 18th show presented under the Big Top. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 190 million spectators in more than 450 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,400 performing artists from close to 60 different countries.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

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