Cirque du Soleil's 'Varekai' comes to the Valley

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- You don't have to travel to Vegas to see a Cirque du Soleil show. Varekai, a Cirque du Soleil Production is coming to US Airways Center in February.

The show details the adventure of Icarus, and includes a dormant volcano, a mystical forest and an ancient prophecy.

Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world-a world where something is possible.

Here, the sky lets go a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world imbued with fantastical creatures, a young man takes flight in an adventure both absurd and extraordinary.

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 the art of the circus tradition.

Show Details:
Varekai, Cirque du Soleil's latest arena touring production, will perform in Phoenix at the US Airways Center from February 18-22, 2015 for seven performances only.

Tickets:
Tickets are available at www.cirquedusoleil.com/varekai or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Ticket prices range from $40-$100 (subject to change).

Show Schedule (February 18-22, 2015):
Wednesday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 21 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 22 at 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

About Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 artists from close to 50 different countries.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.