The fate of the new show of Cirque du Soleil, Under the same sky, is now known. The new production, which was to begin this month in the tent in the Old Port of Montréal, will ultimately be presented a year later than expected, from April 22, 2021.
“As the world is still very affected by the pandemic COVID-19, we do not have other choice than to reschedule the launch of Under the same sky to the next year. We are pleased to be able to present this new show in a world premiere in Montreal, Cirque du Soleil has always done for all his other performances under the big top in the past “, said by way of a press release the president and chief executive officer of Groupe Cirque du Soleil, Daniel Lamarre.
The big top in blue and white of the Circus is still currently in the Old Port, because the Circus has not yet the permission to send employees to disassemble it. “The marquee will be dismantled as soon as it will be possible for us to do so, said the spokesman of the Circus, Caroline Couillard. Like everyone else, we follow the directives of the authorities in the field of social distancing. It is therefore not possible to do so currently. ”
Last month, due to the pandemic, the Circus announced that it would extend to may 20, 2020 the representations of Under the same sky, originally planned as early as 23 April. But a few days later, the government Legault announced the cancellation of all public events in Quebec until August 31, 2020. This new measure has thus sounded the death knell for the presentation of the show under the big top for this year.
China still postponed
In addition, the show resident A fantasy world, which is presented in Hangzhou, China, expected to resume shows in the next month. The Circus hoped to resume action on April 30, after a stop since the month of January, but ” given the new prohibitions gathering put in place by the chinese authorities, we have had to postpone the re-opening of our theater “, says Caroline Couillard. The exact date of the return in may remains to be confirmed.