*Information regarding cancellation.
Four Auckland Arts Festival shows have been cancelled as a direct result of the Government’s new border control measures requiring all arrivals into New Zealand to self-isolate for 14 days.
All performances of Circolombia – Acéléré, Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus, Watt by Samuel Beckett and Soweto Gospel Choir are cancelled.
“The Festival and our artists are deeply disappointed and we are sorry that audiences will miss out on seeing these shows.”
Ticketholders will be contacted by Ticketmaster and, in the case of Watt, ASB Waterfront Theatre to arrange refunds.
All other Festival shows are going ahead as planned.
NZ Premiere/Exclusive to Auckland Arts Festival
Circus superstars Circolombia are here to amaze with their renegade brand of dance, live music and astounding acrobatics. Smashing all preconceptions of circus, this high-risk, adrenalin-fuelled production bursts with Latin fire and heart-stopping energy. No ordinary circus, it’s simply extraordinary.
Welcome to the new revolution. Circolombia, a supercharged company of youthful Colombian artists, has been changing the face of contemporary circus now for over a decade. Their latest phenomenon, Acéléré, smashes all preconceptions of circus with a high-risk, adrenalin-fuelled production bursting with Latin fire, urban flavour and heart-stopping energy.
Delivered with the rawness and attitude of South American street life, Acéléré turns the spotlight on 14 incredible performers and their endless feats of strength, balance, tumbling and insane pinpoint accuracy. Every gutsy and improbable stunt is staged in the same breath as Circolombia’s trademark circus-concert soundscape, a vibrant mixtape of Latin hip-hop and electro cumbia performed live and in the spirit of an infectious dance party.
Rebellious, dynamic and wildly entertaining, Acéléré is no ordinary circus. It’s simply extraordinary.
"This is the circus performance that shows others how it’s done. Go." - The Scotsman
"Circus like you have never seen or heard before." - Edinburgh Guide
"Sensational singing, wild atmosphere. They’ve caught the old world big top ethos and doused it in Colombian spirit." - Fest Magazine
Recommended for ages 7+.