By Michael Gioia
09 Feb 2012
Zarkana is written and directed by acclaimed film and theatre director François Girard ("The Red Violin," "Silk") and was created especially for the landmark theatre.
The theatrical event will return to New York following an engagement at Moscow's Kremlin State Palace Theatre, which will continue through April 8.
Zarkana, according to Cirque notes, "is an acrobatic spectacle that blends circus arts with the surreal to create a world where physical virtuosity rubs shoulders with the bizarre. Zarkana is a visual vortex set in a slightly twisted fantasy universe where, little by little, chaos and craziness give way to festivity and love regained. The diverse cast of more than 75 international artists transports the audience into a fantastical and suspenseful world, blurring the boundaries between the real and imaginary."
Tickets for the New York engagement will go on sale Feb. 20. For more information and tickets, call (866) 858-0008 or visit cirquedusoleil.com/zarkana or Ticketmaster.com.