Industry Updates

November 2011

Russia hosts Cirque du Soleil’S Saltimbanco show in November

Saltimbanco that has recently started its tour in Russia offers its spectators to see a Cirque du Soleil signature show.

Saltimbanco that has recently started its tour in Russia offers its spectators to see aCirque du Soleil signature show. Launched in the year 1992, this spectacle has been seen by more than 12 million people in over 200 cities across the globe.

In 2007 Saltimbanco was restaged for arenas to embark on a brand-new journey. Today the Saltimbanco troupe performs at the best sports arenas in the world and manages to visit more and more cities bringing vigor, drive, talent and artistry that are intrinsic to all Cirque du Soleil productions.

The name of the show comes from the Italian «saltare in banco», which literally means «to jump on a bench». Saltimbanco is inspired by the urban fabric of the metropolis drawing spectators into a fanciful world of joyful acrobatics and unbelievable athletism in a metropolis.  Considered to be a signature show, Saltimbanco keeps dazzling audiences around the world with its bright images, colorful costumes and a highly eclectic cast of characters.

The Saltimbanco tour that started in Ekaterinburg will later travel to Kazan, Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, and the last city on the schedule will be Kiev, Ukraine. «It is always such a big excitement to come to new cities boasting specific entertainment preferences and cultural traditions.  And of course it is a pleasure to witness – time after time – thatCirque du Soleil shows keep resonating with the hearts of the Russian audience. Ekaterinburg greeted us with such a warm welcome that we even added one more matinee show that will take place on October 20th», said Natalia Romanova, Director General of Cirque du Soleil Rus.

Saltimbanco is the third show on Cirque du Soleil’s portfolio in Russia. Its tour is supported by the MasterCard Company, being the Official Card of the show. Across the whole span of the Saltimbanco venues in Russia, Cirque du Soleil spectators will be able to acquire five kinds of prepaid MasterCard PayPass cards emitted by the Russian Standard Bank and valued starting from 1,000 to 15,000 rubles.  These prepaid cards will be accepted not only at the venues of the show, but also at every place accepting the MasterCard cards. Since these cards feature the Saltimbanco – Cirque du Soleilimaginary, which is exclusive for the tour in Russia, they will surely become a perfect gift and remembrance of the show,