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Cirque du Soleil Stimulates Imagination with its Return to Grand Prairie with KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities

Feb 03, 2017 06:39PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

KURIOS. Photos: Martin Girard / Costumes: Philippe Guillotel 2014 Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil returns to the Dallas area in 2017 with its acclaimed touring show, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities™. KURIOS will premiere under the iconic blue-and-yellow Big Top on February 17, 2017.

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KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities: Feb 17, 2017 8:00PM

A mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions. Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space ... Read More » 

Written and directed by Michel Laprise, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed. The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker’s Cabinet of Curiosities.

In an alternate yet familiar past, in a place where wonders abound for those who trust their imagination, a Seeker discovers that in order to glimpse the marvels that lie just below the surface, we must first learn to close our eyes. In his larger-than-life curio cabinet, the Seeker is convinced that there exists a hidden, invisible world – a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams lie waiting.

A collection of otherworldly characters suddenly steps into his makeshift mechanical world. When the outlandish, benevolent characters turn his world upside down with a touch of poetry and humor in an attempt to ignite the Seeker’s imagination, his curios jump to life one by one before his very eyes. What if by engaging our imagination and opening our minds we could unlock the door to a world of wonders?

About the Show

KURIOS™ – Cabinet of Curiosities is Cirque du Soleil’s 35th production since 1984.

Cabinets of curiosities are the ancestors of museums, also known as cabinet of wonder in the Renaissance Europe. Aristocrats, members of the merchant class and early practitioners of science formed collections of historical relics, works of art or mysterious travel souvenirs or artefacts. KURIOS™ – Cabinet of Curiosities has a cast of 46 artists from 15 different countries. About 60% of the artists have already worked with Cirque du Soleil before.

Access to the best seats and prices are available for existing Cirque Club members. Visit to sign up for a complimentary membership. Cirque Club members receive advance access to the best seats under the Big Top, deals and discounts for tickets, promotions with our partners and a chance to experience never before seen exclusive Cirque du Soleil content. Tickets will be available for purchase to the general public beginning September 29, 2016 by visiting or calling 1-877-9 CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783). Tickets range from $35- $175.  

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit

All content courtesy of the Press Release.

KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities from Cirque du Soleil - Official Glimpse

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