KURIOS-Cabinet of Curiosities

KURIOS-Cabinet of Curiosities

Photo by Martin Girard


Past Event
$35 to $175

Location Info:

Sam Houston Race Park
7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W.
Houston, TX  77064
Cirque du Soleil has fascinated us for decades. This time it’s back with more, and its newest show, KURIOS — Cabinet of Curiosities, promises the same high-flying, death-defying acts that will leave everyone’s jaws floor-bound. Dawn Wilson, assistant artistic director, says, “We are pushing it much higher, much more original, and we’ve added more theatrical surprises to the acrobatics. It is new, it is high-energy and it is not what they’ve seen before. From its opening act, I think the audience is already asking, ‘How are they going to top that?’ and we do. It only gets more unexpected and outstanding as the show goes on.”

8 p.m. Thursdays and April 11-12, 18-19 and 26, and May 2-3, 9-10 and 17; 4:30 and 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and May 4 (no matinee April 21 and May 6, 12 and 19); 1:30 and 5 p.m. Sundays. April 6 through May 21. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 North Sam Houston Parkway West. For information, call 1-877-924-7783 or visit cirquedusoleil.com/kurios. $35 to $175.

[Organizer's Description:]

Step into Cirque du Soleil's curious cabinet of an ambitious inventor where the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down. 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. Under the Big Top (The Grand Chapiteau) at Sam Houston Race Park. Family-friendly show but strollers are not permitted inside the tent. Tickets purchased for children must have an adult seated beside.
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