Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Elton Helping Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil - Coming to NYC & Moscow
Cirque du Soleil's newest show, ZARKANA is set to play Moscow's Kremlin Palace in 2012 following a priemiere at Radio City music Hall on June 9, 2011. The production will be written and directed by François Girard and will feature music organized by Elton John.
Zarkana is a fantastically bizarre world where we follow the adventures of Zark, a magician who has lost his love and, with her, his powers. As he cries and begs for her return he is plunged into a world inhabited by surreal creatures. The diverse cast of 71 International Artists transports the audience into a fantastical and suspenseful world, blurring the boundaries between the real and imaginary.
The name Zarkana is a fusion of the words "bizarre" and "arcana" (arcana means "mystery" or "secret"). The twisted fictional world of Zarkana is an elusive destination that is fantastic yet bizarre. The name refers to the irresistibly odd and delightfully strange aura of this place and its inhabitants.
- Broadway World