Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil returns to Winnipeg with their production Alegría. They will perform in Winnipeg at MTS Centre from July 22 – 25, 2010 for seven performances only.

Thursday, July 22 at 7:30 pm
Friday, July 23 at 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 24 at 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 25 at 1 pm and 5 pm

Tickets range from $45.00 – $95.00. Family packs are also available. Tickets go on sale November 30, 2009 at or ticketmaster.

I had a chance to see a Cirque du Soleil when I was in Vegas… It is definitely something everyone should experience. Tip: When purchasing tickets for a Cirque du Soleil show, front row seats are NOT always the best seats!

Alegría is a Spanish word for happiness, joy and jubilation and features an international cast of 55 performers and musicians from 17 countries and showcases breathtaking acrobatics. Acts include the Synchro Trapeze and the intense and high-energy Aerial High Bars in which daring aerialists fly to catchers swinging more than 40 feet above the stage. The vibrancy of youth is alive in Power Track, a brilliant display of synchronized choreography and tumbling on a trampoline system hidden under the stage floor. In Russian Bars, artists fly through the air and perform spectacular somersaults and mid-air turns, landing on bars perched on the sturdy shoulders of catchers.

Image Alegria Originally uploaded by adRIAN PiCs