Cirque du Soleil presents Varekai at Canadian Tire Centre July 2-5, 2015

Varekai descends from the sky and into Canadian Tire Centre

A Cirque Du Soleil production

Seven performances Thursday, July 2, through Sunday, July 5


OTTAWA – 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 and ticket information
Cirque du Soleil will perform Varekai on seven occasions over the course of four days at Ottawa’sCanadian Tire Centre beginning Thursday, July 2, through Sunday, July 5, as follows:

Thursday, July 2 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 3 – 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 4 – 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 5 – 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Cirque Club members can purchase tickets in advance of the general public now through Thursday, Jan. 29. Membership is free and benefits include access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind-the-scenes information. To join, please visit

Tickets for Varekai start at $40 and go on sale on Friday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or; by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at each of the 10 participating Canadian Tire stores in Ottawa as well as the store in Perth, The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull, Ottawa Festivals and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office.

For complete show and ticket information, please visit

About 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.

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