Cirque du Soleil welcomed more than 2500 VIP guests, stars of film, television and music, notable influencers as well as business and philanthropic leaders to the Big Top last night to celebrate the Toronto premiere of the acclaimed and most daring touring production to date, KOOZA. Cirque du Soleil CEO Stephane Lefebvre joined the festivities to mark KOOZA’s 16th anniversary since debuting in 2007.
The ‘Gold’ carpet was abuzz with celebrity sightings including newly minted Canadian Screen Award Winners Olunike Adeliyi (The Porter) and Amanda Brugel (Sort Of), as well Workin’ Moms Juno Rinaldi and Dani Kind, Daniel Maslany, Karen LeBlanc, Kevin Hanchard, John Ralston, and Kris Holden-Ried.
TV and media personalities such as Tracy Moore, Cheryl Hickey, Canada’s Got Talent judges Kardinal Offishall and Trish Stratus, Big Brother Canada host Arisa Cox, and Dragon’s Den’sWes Hall — all made it a family night out.
Literary icon Margaret Atwood, Champion figure skater Elvis Stojko, celebrity chefs Massimo Capra and Claudio Aprile, and HGTV star Sarah Richardson were among the notable guests who took a front row seat to the jaw-dropping acrobatics.
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An awe-inspiring return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil, KOOZA pays tribute to traditional circus in all its splendor, complete with audacious acrobatic prowess and bold slapstick comedy. Filled with chills, thrills, laughter and wonder, KOOZA unfolds a non-stop, adrenaline-packed series of edge-of-your-seat surprises.
Acclaimed the world over since its debut in 2007, KOOZA has mesmerized close to 8 million spectators with over 4,000 performances in 65 cities across 22 countries and saw record-breaking attendance numbers at its 2022 relaunch in Montreal.
Cirque du Soleil KOOZA runs through to June 18, 2023 at its new location in Huber Bay Shores. Limited tickets are still available at cirquedusoleil.com/kooza.
(Photo credit: Matthew Tsang)
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