Cirque du Soleil is returning to Budapest with a three-day engagement of “Varekai”, about a captivating and deep forest at the summit of a volcano inhabited by whimsical and enchanted creatures. It is an extraordinary world, one where something else is possible.
The sky lets go a solitary young man, and the story of this world called Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of the magical and kaleidoscopic forest, the man takes flight in an adventure both absurd and extraordinary.
On this day at the edge of time, in this place of pure and undiluted possibility, begins an inspired incantation to a life rediscovered and to a newly found wonder in the mysteries of the world and the mind.
The word “varekai” means “wherever” in the Romany language of the Gypsies – the universal wanderers. Directed by Dominic Champagne, this production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai.
Cirque du Soleil “Varekai”
Papp László Budapest Sportaréna
Friday, May 12 at 8pm
Saturday, May 13 at 4.30 and 8pm
Sunday, May 14 at 4.30pm
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A world of delights
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organisation providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 4000 employees, including more than 1300 performing artists from nearly 50 countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in more than 400 cities in over 60 countries on all continents.