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Bazzar is a Cirque du Soleil touring production created and directed by Susan Gaudreau. It is the 43rd original production since 1984.[1] The name Bazzar was inspired by the interactions, the different mix of colors, and sights and sounds that would be found in a bazaar.

Bazzar pays homage to the early years of Cirque du Soleil by having a smaller interactive intimate stage, fire breathing, and stilt walking.

It is the first Cirque du Soleil show to perform in India.[1]

Set and Technical Information[]

Bazzar's set design is a geometric design and has more interactive elements with the performers. The Grand Chapiteau is a smaller than the usual Cirque du Soleil tent. Not only is to make it easier for set up and to travel and perform in smaller cities, but it is a homage to the earlier tents used by Cirque du Soleil.

Costume Design[]

James Lavoie, the costume designer for Bazzar, was inspired by early history of Cirque du Soleil as street performers. James was also heavily influenced by the stage's geometric design itself.[2]

The themes of assemble and disassemble are found through the costumes of Bazzar. Digital printing, silk screening with various foils and silicones were used to create garments.

Characters[]

  • Maestro: He is the leader of the troupe of acrobats, musicians, and dancers. He tries to keep the troupe on track while in the creative process.
  • The Floating Woman: A young trickster who embraces freedom and chaos.
  • Grande Âme: The singer of Bazzar. A motherly presence, she unites the troupe when things get out of control.
  • The Troupe: Made up of twenty seven artist, the Troupe is the circus acts and artists themselves.
  • Mini Maestro: A maestro in training, he is in love with The Floating Woman.
  • The Performance Lab: The stage that Bazzar takes place on. With the ever changing colors, set pieces, and the music's rhythm, tempo, and mood, The Performance Lab becomes a character itself.

Music[]

The music to Bazzar was composed by Simon Carpentier who previously worked on the Cirque du Soleil shows Zumanity, Banana Spheel. Wintuk, and Luzia. He was inspired by street percussions found through street performances and folk music.

For the live performances, there are always two live musicians on stage while the rest of the music is prerecorded.[2]

Vocalist[]

Grande Âme

  • Destani Wolf (November 2018 - Present)

Acts[]

  • Teeterboard
  • Roller Skating Duo
  • Artistic Cycling
  • Clown Act: Maestro
  • Fixed Trapeze Duo
  • Mallakhamb (Indian Pole)
  • Aerial Rope
  • Slackline
  • Hand to Hand
  • Fire Manipulation
  • Icarian Games
  • Cyr Wheel
  • Hula Hoops
  • Hairceau

Touring Schedule[]

Bazzar premiered in Mumbai, India on November 14, 2018. Premiering and performing in India is a company first.

The following color boxes indicate the region of each performance:
  EU  Europe   NA  North America   SA  South and Central America   AP  Asia/Pacific   OC  Oceania   AF  Africa

2018 Schedule

  AP  Mumbai, In – From November 14 to December 9, 2018 ( Show Premiere)
  AP  Delhi, In – From December 25, 2018 to January 20, 2019

2019 Schedule

  AP  Abu Dhabi, UAE – From March 6 to March 16, 2019
  AP  Muscat, OM - From March 28 to April 6, 2019
  AP  Doha, QA - From April 25 to May 4, 2019
  AP  Beirut, LEB - From June 19 to June 30, 2019
  EU  Athens, GR - From July 18 to August 4, 2019
  EU  Istanbul, TR - From August 21 to September 1, 2019
  AF  Cairo, EG - From September 19 to October 6, 2019

2020 Schedule

  SA  Punta Cana, DR – From January 29 to February 23, 2020
  SA  New Orleans, LA – From March 26, 2020 to May 10, 2020
  SA  Salt Lake City, UT – From May 24, 2020 to July 5, 2020

Gallery[]

Promotional[]

Performance[]

Rehearsal & Concepts[]

Videos[]

Behind the Scenes

References[]

External Links[]

Official Website

Bazzar Facebook Page

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