The world-famous Cirque du Soleil has attracted a total of 220,000 spectators with its performances of ‘Kurios’ (cabinet of curiosities) in Knokke and Brussels. The organization announced this on Sunday. The ‘Kurios’ show was in Knokke-Heist from July 27 to August 27 and in Brussels from September 7 to November 5.
The Cirque de Soleil show was inspired by the ‘steampunk’ universe, mixing the aesthetic codes of the Victorian era with those of science fiction. The show, which was first performed in Montreal in 2014, has already attracted more than 4.5 million spectators worldwide in 30 cities around the world. The production, directed by Michel Laprise, featured choreographies by Belgian Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
In total, the show was performed 110 times in Belgium. About one in fifty Belgians has attended a performance. The last performance takes place today/Sunday at Brussels Expo at Heysel.
It is not the first time that the well-known company from Quebec has set foot on Belgian soil. Cirque de Soleil came to Belgium for the first time in 1996 with the show ‘Saltimbanco’. Several other shows came after that. The ‘Kurios’ show now continues through Europe and will be on display in Paris from November 16.