Brooklyn Daily Eagle
After 11 years of touring the world under the blue and yellow Big Top, Cirque du Soleil’s “Varekai” began a new adventure this past December performing in arenas worldwide and in some markets never visited before. Beginning July 30, the show will grace Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for seven performances only, ending Aug. 3.
The story of “Varekai” begins as a solitary young man is parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest imbued with fantastical creatures. In 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 (pronounced ver·ay·’kie) 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.
For show times and ticket information, visit cirquedusoleil.com/varekai, barclayscenter.com, ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center.