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Cirque du Soleil’s Saltimbanco Comes To Austin’s Cedar Park Center

After touring in more than 45 countries and more than 220 cities, Cirque du Soleil’s Saltimbanco will complete its U.S. tour at the Cedar Park Center this month. These final performances will be at the Cedar Park Center from December 12 to December 16.

(Photo Credit: Olivier Samson Arcand)

Saltimbanco’s Artistic Director Neelanthi Vadivel  notes that it ”embodies everything people have come to known and love about Cirque du Soleil.” Over the years, every artist has added a personal touch to the roles, their own flair and style. Vadivel started out as a professional dancer before joining Cirque du Soleil’s Artistic Direction for Saltimbanco in 2009.

Directed by Franco Dragone, Saltimbanco is Cirque du Soleil’s longest running performance. It premiered in 1992, and it takes audience members back to the roots of Cirque du Soleil. With vibrant colors and “breathtaking acrobatics,” it promises to be a “thrilling and kaleidoscopic celebration of awe inspiring artistry and agility.”

From 20 street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil has grown to more than 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries. It is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment.

Beside performing all over the world, the Cirque du Soleil team uses their performances to educate the public about water issues in developing countries. Founded in 2007 by Guy Laliberté, ONE DROP Foundation’s mission is to “give everyone access to clean water.” Laliberté is also the founder of Cirque du Soleil.

Cirque du Soleil also works with Cirque du Monde, which focuses on global citizenship. It is a social circus program that targets at-risk youth. By combining circus techniques with educational social interventions, it helps the youth gain self-confidence back.

WHEN:  Wednesday, December 12 to Sunday, December 16, 2012

Cedar Park Center
2100 Avenue of the Stars
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Ph. 512-600-5000

Adult: $100.50-$40.50
Child 2-12: $81.50-$32.50
Student/Senior/Military: $86-$36.50 (excludes Saturday performances)

Purchase your tickets here, at the Cedar Park Center Box Office or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

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