by Steven Doyle
With beautiful and artful leaps into fantasy, Cirque du Soleil returns once again to the Dallas area with the traveling production of Varekai. The show begins with the Greek myth of Icarus, picking up where the myth leaves off, re-imagining the story of what happened to Icarus after he flew too close to the sun and fell from the sky. In Varekai, rather than drowning in the sea below him, Icarus lands in a lush forest full of exotic creatures.
Varekai is a critically-acclaimed production that has wowed over 8 million people worldwide since it first premiered in Montreal in 2002. Since then, Varekai has visited more than 72 cities in 20 different countries around the world. Now it has landed in Frisco. Continue reading