On July 6, Cirque du Soleil raised its massive Big Top in Oaks for its new production, VOLTA. Opening night was on Thursday, July 12, and we were lucky enough to attend! The show took place under the Big Top adjacent to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA – just minutes from King of Prussia, PA – until August 19 (this is a newly extended date from the original Aug 5th finale). VOLTA is written and directed by Bastien Alexandre and with Jean Guibert as the director of creation. International electronic composer and musical director Anthony Gonzalez, from worldwide renowned group M83, brings his space-age future pop sound to the Cirque du Soleil stage for the first time ever. 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.
VOLTA is a story of transformation. It is about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and recognizing one’s own power to make it possible. Ultimate freedom comes with self-acceptance, and with the liberation of the judgement of others. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports, the show weaves acrobatics in a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score.
Tickets are available by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/volta or calling 1-877-9CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783). Tickets are available starting at $49. All parking for the event is free.
A few facts about the VOLTA Big Top and the Cirque du Soleil village:
Knowing this information made our experience even more incredible! The show, in and of itself, is magnificent. Just amazing to see how talented and strong these young individuals are. Then you add in this unique venue and the WOW factor goes up tremendously!
VOLTA’s creative team comprises 15 creators under the artistic guidance of Jean-François Bouchard:
Bastien Alexandre- Writer and Director
Jean Guibert- Director of Creation
Bruce Rodgers- Set Designer
Zaldy Goco- Costume Designer
Anthony Gonzalez from M83- Composer and Musical Director
Julie Perron- Choreographer
Martin Labrecque- Lighting Designer
Thibaut Duverneix- Video Content Designer
Jean-Michel Caron- Sound Designer
Anne Séguin Poirier- Props Designer
Rob Bollinger- Acrobatic Performance Designer
Jaque Paquin- Acrobatic Equipment and Rigging Designer
Eleni Uranis- Make up Designer
Manon Beaudoin- Character’s guide
The stunning costumes of VOLTA have been designed by Zaldy Goco, famous for his work with Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani and for TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race.
You can check out images and obtain more information via their Social Media outlets:
Twitter: @Cirque #VOLTA
Instagram: cirquedusoleil #
VOLTA is Cirque du Soleil’s 41st original product
For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.
Disclaimer: We received no monetary compensation for this post. In exchange for our tickets to experience the show first-hand, we received tickets to giveaway to one lucky reader. This was conducted back in March 2018. All opinions are our own.