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April 30th, 2015

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Edmonton (January 26, 2015)
A dormant volcano, a mystical forest and an ancient prophecy... The adventure of Icarus begins.

Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world-a world where something is possible. A world called Varekai.

The sky lets go a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world imbued with fantastical creatures, a young man takes flight in an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of pure and undiluted possibility, begins an inspired incantation to a life rediscovered and to a newly found wonder in the mysteries of the world and the mind.

The word Varekai (pronounced ver·ay·’kie) means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers.  Directed by Dominic Champagne, this production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai.

Show Details
Cirque du Soleil will perform in Edmonton with Varekai at the Rexall Place from June 18 - 21, 2015 for seven performances only.

Advance tickets for Varekai are available now online exclusively to Cirque Club members through January 29. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, go to

Tickets for the general public will be available starting Friday, January 30, 2015 at or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Ticket prices range from $40 – $105 (subject to change).

Show Schedule (June 18 - 21, 2015):
Thursday, June 18 at 7:30pm
Friday, June 19 at 4:00 pm and 7:30pm
Saturday, June 20 at 4:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, June 21 at 1:30pm and 5:00pm

For complete show and ticket information, please visit  

Cirque du Soleil
gratefully acknowledges the official sponsors of the Varekai Canadian tour: XEROX, DHL, Rogers, Tetley Tea and its presenting sponsor Desjardins Financial Group.

Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 155 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit To find out more about the ONE DROP Foundation, visit

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