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     CIRQUE DU SOLEIL'S OVO COMES TO THE

                     BB&T CENTER IN SUNRISE

                                        JULY 13-23



From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque Du Soleil has been providing high-quality artistic entertainment for some thirty-three years.Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to close to 155 million  spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.

It all started in Baie-Saint-Paul, a small town near Québec City in Canada.There, in the early eighties, a band 
of colourful characters roamed the streets, striding on stilts, juggling, dancing, breathing fire, and playing music. They were Les Échassiers de Baie-Saint-Paul (the Baie-Saint-Paul Stiltwalkers), a street
 theatre group founded by Gilles Ste-Croix. Already, the townsfolk were impressed and intrigued by
the young performers – including Guy Laliberté who founded Cirque du Soleil.

The troupe went on to found Le Club des talons hauts (the High Heels Club), and then, in 1982, organized
La Fête foraine de Baie-Saint-Paul, a cultural event in which street performers from all over met to exchange ideas and enliven the streets of the town for a few days. La Fête foraine was repeated in 1983 and 1984.
Le Club des talons hauts attracted notice, and Guy Laliberté, Gilles Ste-Croix and their cronies began to cherish a crazy dream: to create a Québec circus and take the troupe travelling around the world.
In 1984, Québec City was celebrating the 450th anniversary of Canada’s discovery by Jacques Cartier, and they needed a show that would carry the festivities out across the province. Guy Laliberté presented aproposal for a show called Cirque du Soleil (Circus of the Sun), and succeeded in convincing the organizers. And Cirque du Soleil hasn’t stopped since!

Come out and see this amazing production of sight and sound, daring and beautiful acrobatics, and music that will lift your spirits, along with a storyline that will let your imagination wander. Cirque Du Soleil: OVO come to the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL. for a limited engagement beginning July 13-23 and at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL. beginning July 28-30.



                                              Here is a brief synopsis about Cirque Du Soleil: OVO....


                                                                                 About OVO

                                           OVO is a headlong rush into a colorful 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.
                                         The insects’ home is a world of biodiversity and beauty filled
                                                 with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion.

                                           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’s 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.

                                         OVO is overflowing with contrasts. The hidden, secret world
                                          at our feet is revealed as tender and torrid, noisy and quiet,
                                          peaceful and chaotic. And as the sun rises on a bright new
                                                   day the vibrant cycle of insect life begins anew.

                                           The name OVO means “egg” in Portuguese. This timeless
                                               symbol of the life cycle and birth of numerous insects
                                            represents the underlying thread of the show. Graphically,
                                            OVO hides an insect in its name: The two “Os” represent
                                                    the eyes while the letter “V” forms the nose.

                           For more information about Cirque Du Soleil, reach out to their website at 

                                                                       www.cirquedusoleil.com