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Cirque du Soleil: OVO

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Cirque du Soleil: OVO Tickets at Colonial Life Arena

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Rating: 4.4 out of 5 based on 2671 reviews

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Cirque du Soleil: OVO on Tour

Talk about creating a buzz. Touring circus company Cirque du Soleil's OVO offers a nonstop, life-affirming, two-hour tribute to the infinitely diverse world of insects. This sensual, acrobatically dazzling show premiered in 2009 as the Montreal-based circus company's 25th production since 1984. The cast for its premiere included 54 performing artists from 16 different countries. Created and directed by Deborah Colker, OVO (Portuguese for "egg") contemplates insects in all their beauty, action and curiosity. Brazilian composer Berna Ceppas transforms their flight, leaps, creeping and crawling into a samba-influenced choreographic spectacle augmented by the constant flutter and hum of real insect sounds.

With well over a thousand performances to date, OVO long ago took flight as one of the Cirque's most popular and rewarding extravaganzas. As Albany, New York's Times Union said of OVO in 2020, "In our digital age, it's reassuring to remember that non-simulated, filter-free entertainment still has the power to dazzle and transport us."

What is Cirque du Soleil: OVO?

Upon its Montreal debut in 2009, OVO became Cirque du Soleil's most audacious and virtuosic new-circus show to date. A trio of principal characters — Master Flipo, Foreigner and Ladybug — keeps this arena spectacular in constant motion, as awestruck insects become intensely interested in a mysterious egg's sudden appearance. OVO teems with life, and Cirque du Soleil's talented cast mirrors the insect world's natural abilities to fly, balance and leap with a lifetime of practice and precision.

During one of the company's largest flying acts, 10 scarab beetles on three platforms toss a single beetle back and forth. A colorfully costumed dragonfly flits about, red ants juggle chunks of kiwi and corncobs with their feet, and butterflies cling gracefully to one another as they float through the air. For OVO's grand finale, the large span used for brilliant lighting effects transforms into a two-story climbing wall onto which trampoline-powered crickets are hurled as though onto a vertical stage. Cockroaches, grasshoppers and other insects serve as supporting characters throughout the evening's dozen acrobatic tours de force.

Reviews

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 based on 2671 reviews
  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Stunning and fun

    by kellner_ra on 2/29/24

    The costumes are stunning and help bring you into the tiny world of bugs! The story is fun for kids. The performance draws you into each act! Loved it!

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Awesome show

    by Betty boop on 11/3/22Don Haskins Center - El Paso

    My boyfriend has never been cirque du soleil & he was impressed & like a kid at a circus- loved the bright colors & costumes

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Perfect First Cirque For Our Daughter

    by Robin on 10/14/22Dickies Arena - Fort Worth

    My husband and I have gotten to see a few Cirque shows together, but this was a perfect opportunity to introduce our 9yo daughter to it. She loved it! It was so fun seeing the awe on her face. It was easily one of my favorites ... such a cute storyline and absolutely amazing acrobatic work. And the COSTUMES! Just gorgeous! So so glad we attended.

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Fantastic!

    by Jina Rios on 10/3/22Dickies Arena - Fort Worth

    Cirque du Soleil never disappoints. I always feel like I am in a fantasy world when seeing any of their shows. I am always amazed by the creativity and beauty they produce. Thank you for always making me feel wonder and excitement!!!

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Very Good Experience

    by PopPop Jim on 9/30/22Dickies Arena - Fort Worth

    First time at Dickies and was very pleasantly surprised. Great venue to watch this show. Ticket selection floor plan was accurate. Food/drink a little pricey. Venue staff courteous and friendly. Easy pre-paid parking worth the few extra bucks. Value was good for ticket pricing compared to some other venues in FW. Glad I got to expose my grandson to a great experience and top notch entertainment.

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Exciting

    by TVS on 9/29/22Dickies Arena - Fort Worth

    It was a fabulous show and display of art, athleticism, and angular flexibility And the clowns were funny

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Great show, great venue

    by Tokay on 9/29/22Dickies Arena - Fort Worth

    If you've been to a cirque DU Soleil performance, you know how mind blowing they are. Ovo was fantastic from start to finish. Unbelievable

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Amazing experience

    by ChuckB on 9/29/22Dickies Arena - Fort Worth

    Every set was amazing. This show exceeded expectations. Looking forward to out next Cirque show.

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    The grandchildren were enthralled!

    by Grandmommy on 9/28/22Dickies Arena - Fort Worth

    Just like when I took my two sons when they were young, my grandchildren had the same experience of wonder and amazement at "how did they do that?" At the end of the show, my six-year-old grandson told me to sign him up for gymnastics because he wanted to be in Cirque du Soleil when he grew up!

  • Rating: 1 out of 5

    Repetitive Cirque Show

    by FredJr on 9/28/22Dickies Arena - Fort Worth

    If you seen other shows than nothing new to be found here. This was our 6th different Cirque Show. While what the performers do is always respectable. This show was by far very repetitive and not as impressive compared to other shows I’ve seen. They repeat a lot of the same acts from other shows (within the show) and add nothing nor did nothing really stand out. This show is very very very family oriented. I felt like I was watching a Minions movie compared to other show’s telling an interesting story to get lost in. This is the first show I felt so bored at and almost fell asleep. Great for families or your first show. Not good for active fans of Cirque du Soleil