Cirque du Soleil Comes to Palm Springs for the First Time Ever –
Cirque du Soleil Comes to Palm Springs for the First
Time Ever – Get Ready to Celebrate with CORTEO!
At Acrisure Arena from August 31st to September 3rd, 2023
Corteo, one of the most enchanting productions from Cirque du Soleil, is heading to Palm Springs, set
to charm audiences with an alluring storyline, magnificent acrobatic feats, and an atmosphere like
never experienced before. This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in
Montreal under the Big Top in April 2005. Since its creation, the show has amazed over 10 million
spectators, in 20 countries, on 4 continents. Corteo will be presented at the Coachella Valley Arena
for 4 shows only from August 31st to September 3rd, 2023.
“We are thrilled to come and present one of our amazing shows in Palm Springs for the very first
time. We look forward to presenting the Coachella Valley audience the world of Cirque du Soleil and
discover Corteo” said Mike Newquist, President of Touring Shows Division at Cirque du Soleil. “Guests
of all ages will enjoy the unique story of Mauro the Dreamer Clown against a beautiful backdrop
featuring our incredible acrobats.”
Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown.
The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge
the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space
between heaven and earth.
The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly
caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of
perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the
clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of
us. The music turns lyrical and playful carrying Corteo through a timeless celebration in which illusion
In a Cirque du Soleil first, the stage is central in the arena and divides the venue, with each half of
the audience facing the other half, giving a unique perspective not only of the show, but also a
performer’s eye view of the audience. An atmosphere like never seen before in Cirque du Soleil
arena shows. The set curtains, inspired by the Eiffel Tower, and the central curtains, which were
hand painted, give a grandiose feel to the stage. This sets the tone for the poetry of Corteo.
Tickets for Corteo in Palm Springs are available at www.cirquedusoleil.com/corteo
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