For the first time, Cirque du Soleil will bring its big-top tent to Utah — specifically, the Maverik Center’s parking lot, visible to commuters driving by on Interstate 215 — for a run of shows from May 24 to July 5.
The show pays tribute to the famous troupe’s 36-year legacy, based on the traditions of the circus, but remade for a modern audience — notably, without animal acts. The performers include acrobats, aerialists, clowns, dancers, bike-riding trick artists, fire manipulators, pole balancers, teeter-board experts, trapeze artists and more.
According to Cirque du Soleil’s press notes, in “Bazzar,” the performers “band together to invent a whimsical one-of-a-kind universe. In a place where the unexpected is expected, the colourful group imagines, builds and invents vibrant scenes in an artistic and acrobatic game.”