Is it ever too early to talk about Valentine's Day? Maybe. But when Cirque du Soleil says they're premiering their newest show VOLTA , in a tent, on Valentine's Day in Tampa, we can't help but spread the word.
VOLTA will bring an adrenaline rush of acrobatics, visuals and a stirring musical score to the Big Top at TGT Poker & Racebook (the Tampa Greyhound Track)—from opening night on February 14, 2018, to March 4, 2018, with dozens of matinee and evening performances.
"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," according to a press release.
Written and directed by Bastien Alexandre with Jean Guibert serving as director of creation, VOLTA is "a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your trail" the release states. "Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves the adrenaline rush of acrobatics into a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score."
That stirring melodic score was created by none other than Anthony Gonzalez, the French singer/songwriter behind the electronic music group M83. If you were anywhere but under a rock in 2012, there's an excellent chance you've heard M83's perfect song "Midnight City," as it appeared in a handful of commercials, TV episodes, movies, and even served as the BBC's theme song for the 2012 London Olympics.
"What sets this show apart is its incorporation of extreme sports more likely to be found on YouTube channels and social-media streams than under a circus big top," said Allan Woods of the Toronto Star when he got a sneak peek of the show back in August. "Parkour free runners jump and flip and swing through an obstacle course of steel bars, bridges, and surfaces that rise into the sky, while a team of freestyle BMX riders makes up the finale of the show with a performance on see-through Plexiglas ramps that give the audience a sort of fish-tank view of the tricks."
If you're looking for tickets to VOLTA on Valentine's Day opening night, good luck. The show is officially sold out, so you'll have to shell out some good money on ticket resale sites like StubHub or Craigslist.
At the time of publication, tickets are available for the evening performance on Thursday, February 15 and multiple performances throughout Valentine's Day weekend. Cirque du Soleil VOLTA ticket prices range from $37 to $253. To purchase tickets, view the schedule and learn more about VOLTA in Tampa, visit their event page or call 1-877-9CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783).
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