Insect Characters from 'Ovo' by Cirque du Soleil
Costume credit : Liz Vandal © 2009 Cirque du Soleil

Insect Characters from 'Ovo' by Cirque du Soleil
Costume credit :
Liz Vandal © 2009 Cirque du Soleil

Benoit Fontaine © 2009 Cirque du Soleil Inc, used with permission

There are few shows in the world that capture the spirit of creativity and expression like Cirque du Soleil. Since the mid 1980s the Canadian-based company has presented more than 30 different shows in arenas, amphitheaters and Cirque’s signature pop-up tents in massive parking lots all over the world. And one of the most popular shows, “Ovo,” is headed to the Broadmoor World Arena for eight performances only.

“Ovo” began life as a Big Top show, in that it was performed only in those massive touring tents brought by Cirque trucks to each location. “Ovo” has already played to more than four million people all over the world, but now, however, the 2009 show has been re-imagined to work inside an arena, so Colorado Springs residents have a chance to see this amazing production in the comfort of the Broadmoor World Arena.

“Ovo” comes from the Portuguese word for egg and the show features a story about a mysterious egg that appears in a world teeming with insects and life. The insects, curious about the mysterious egg, include all the wonderful acrobatic acts you have come to expect from Cirque du Soleil, including an awe-inspiring flying act in which a number of scarabs soar high above the stage, ants that juggle their food, flexible fleas that contort their bodies and fly in amazingly colorful formations and silky spiders that hang from threads while spinning a web on stage. It all takes place within the brilliant and magical world filled with a fabulous ecosystem teeming with life, energy and stunning costumes.

There is a lot of imagination at work when it comes to any Cirque du Soleil show, and if you’ve never had the opportunity to see “Ovo” you should leap at this exciting opportunity to catch it at the Broadmoor World Arena from Jan. 18 through 22. Tickets for the show begin at $37 and are available online. Get your tickets now to experience this magical voyage into a new and brilliantly colorful world, created by the one and only Cirque du Soleil.