Riyadh – Al Jazeera – SPA:
Today, the Ministry of Culture launched its first activities in the “Riyadh Season”, represented by the “Cirque de Soleil” event, which will start today in the Boulevard Arena and will last for 30 days, with the participation of more than 40 international exhibitors, based on the ministry’s interest in the performing arts sector, its development and attracting the most famous performances. Globalism.
The international circus “Cirque de Soleil”, famous for its distinctive performances, presents the show (Messi 10), which is the first show of the circus that tells a real story with a fictional circus show. It will present one show from Saturday to Wednesday from 8 pm to 10 pm, and two shows on Thursday and the first Friday of the month. From 6 pm to 8 pm, and the second from 10 pm to 12 am.
The Ministry’s participation in its eleven cultural bodies in the 2021 Riyadh season aims to enhance the presence of culture in society and shed light on cultural diversity, with a bouquet of diverse activities that cover all cultural fields in which creative men and women are active in the Kingdom.
The show is the first for Cirque du Soleil; It tells a realistic story with a fictional circus show, for an hour and a half in an atmosphere of fun and excitement, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
And Cirque du Soleil, famous for presenting circus shows, was founded in 1984, and all of its shows fall within the contemporary circus known as “Cirque nouveau”, meaning that it is limited to human elements and devoid of the use of any kind of animals, each circus show is a A collection of designs from all over the world framed in one frame and accompanied by music. Curtains are not used during Cirque du Soleil shows and exhibitors bring supplies in and out of the circus hall during the show themselves.
The circus expanded rapidly in the 1990s from a few dozen employees when it was founded in 1984 to more than 3,500 employees from more than forty countries, and the circus revenues are estimated at approximately $600 million annually.
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