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Step inside the world of Cirque du Soleil and discover Saltimbanco...

Saltimbanco – from the Italian “saltare in banco” (to jump on a bench) – features an international cast of over 50 performers and musicians from more than 20 different countries. Presented in premium ‘intimate-mode’ arena venues, this is classic Cirque at its best - a thrilling, kaleidoscopic celebration of awe-inspiring artistry and agility. Set inside an imaginary metropolis of colourful inhabitants, Saltimbanco will enthral with the seemingly impossible balancing, jumping and spinning of the Chinese Poles and Russian Swing, the gravity-defying Bungees and Trapeze, and the crowd-pleasing Juggling, Acrobatic Bicycle and Clowns. Breathtaking acrobatics and extravagant design are mixed with spectacular costumes, amazing lighting, humour, enchanting live music and magic. Overflowing with colour, fun and amazement, Saltimbanco is for everybody to enjoy.

“Myth meets magic… an unearthly mixture of commedia dell-arte and rock concert dazzle.” – The New York Times

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For more inspiration and information visit: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AT A GLANCE... Beginning as a group of 20 street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 5,000 employees, including 1,200 artists from 40 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to almost 80 million spectators in over 200 cities on five continents. In 2011, Cirque du Soleil will be presenting 20 shows simultaneously throughout the world. “Cirque du Soleil began with a very simple dream. A group of young entertainers got together to amuse audiences, see the world, and have fun doing it. Every year, the audiences get bigger, we continue to discover new places and ideas, and we’re still having fun.”

“Human exuberance and physicality, the performers enthral with one act after another.”


– Variety Magazine

Photo : OSA Costumes : Dominique Lemieux © 2007 Cirque du Soleil Inc.

Cirque du Soleil® returns with Saltimbanco™, the show which started Australia’s love affair with the celebrated company when it first toured here in 1999.



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Tapis Rouge VIP Experiences

Tapis Rouge VIP Experience

Tailored To Perfection

2011 Australian Tour

The best way to experience Saltimbanco is with a Tapis Rouge VIP Package. Tapis Rouge is a VIP experience like no other – the ambience, the music, the catering and the superior service all come together to transport you into the unforgettable world of Cirque du Soleil.

Your experience includes:

In addition to the opportunity of syndicated entertaining we offer two bespoke options to choose from:

*Additional costs may apply depending on client requirements.

Perth: From 21 April 2011, Challenge Stadium Adelaide: From 12 May 2011, Adelaide Entertainment Centre Melbourne: From 25 May 2011, Rod Laver Arena Hobart: From 15 June 2011, Derwent Entertainment Centre Brisbane: From 8 July 2011, Brisbane Entertainment Centre Newcastle: From 20 July 2011, Newcastle Entertainment Centre Sydney: From 27 July 2011, ACER Arena Wollongong: From 17 August 2011, WIN Entertainment Centre

Travel Services

Performance Times*

We also offer customised IATA licensed event travel services.

Tuesday to Thursday 8pm, Friday to Saturday 4pm & 8pm, Sunday 1pm & 5pm

• International and domestic flights

* Please note schedule subject to change

• Hotel accommodation solutions

Book Now!

Looking to make a lasting impression with an unforgettable event? Tapis Rouge offers a unique opportunity to develop business relationships in a creative space like no other. Whether you are looking to host clients, associates, suppliers, shareholders or employees, Tapis Rouge invites you and your guests to enjoy executive-class hospitality in a surprisingly colourful atmosphere.

• One of the best seats in the house • Access to the exclusive Tapis Rouge Suite one hour prior to the show • An array of mouth watering hors d’oeuvres, wines, premium beer and refreshments • Tapis Rouge gift • Souvenir Program • Exclusive Tapis Rouge lanyard • Unique multi-media entertainment, original music and a panoply of colours and styles in a stunning environment • Dedicated team to welcome you and your guests and to assist with your needs Minimum numbers apply (Sydney & Melbourne: 16; Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide: 12; All other cities: 8) AUD $325 pp

TAPIS ROUGE WITH EXCLUSIVE ACCESS* Discuss the opportunities with your Event and Hospitality Sales Manager for exclusive access to the Tapis Rouge Lounge. Minimum numbers apply and differ depending on venue. TAPIS ROUGE SALON* Enjoy an intimate section within the Tapis Rouge Suite. With its flexible lounge configuration and a range of personalized services, Tapis Rouge Salon is designed for a minimum of 30 – 60 guests. Available selected venues only.

• Car Hire • Travel Insurance • Transfers

As availability for the Tapis Rouge experience is limited, we suggest you make your reservation well in advance.

For Tapis Rouge VIP Experiences visit or call 1300 660638

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