Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios Explores a Fantasy World at Randall’s Island

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NY fans of the Canada-based troupe now have two shows to choose from.
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KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities Photo: Martin Girard / Costumes: Philippe Guillotel © 2014 Cirque du Soleil

New York Cirque du Soleil fans now have two of the Canada-based entertainment giant’s circus-style shows to choose from.

In addition to the Broadway musical-styled Paramour at the Lyric Theatre, Cirque brings the Kurios—Cabinet of Curiosities to a big top circus tent on Randall’s Island, September 29-November 27 (extended from the originally announced October 30).

Written and directed by Michel Laprise, Kurios—Cabinet of Curiosities is described in production notes as “a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the 19th century, reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed. The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker’s Cabinet of Curiosities.

“In his larger-than-life curio cabinet, the Seeker is convinced that there exists a hidden, invisible world—a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams await. A collection of otherworldly characters suddenly steps into his makeshift mechanical world. When the outlandish, benevolent characters turn his world upside down with a touch of poetry and humor in an attempt to ignite the Seeker’s imagination, his curios jump to life one by one before his very eyes.”

Here is a trailer from Kurios:

Tickets and performance schedule for Kurios—Cabinet of Curiosities are available at cirquedusoleil/com/Kurios.

Paramour, a Cirque du Soleil musical, debuted on Broadway this past May and is playing at the Lyric Theatre. For tickets and information, visit

Here are highlights from Paramour:

(Updated September 29, 2016)

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