Do you know what a Saltimbanco is? In Italian a “saltare in banco”, which literally means “to jump on a bench.” A Saltimbanco is a street artist that perform acrobatics to dazzle the public and to take it to another world. This is the Cirque du Soleil that comes to Barcelona between December 30th and 10th January 2010. The famous company presents Saltimbanco, a tribute to the city and its many facets. Take advantage of a visit through the streets of the Catalan capital and discover the colourful and imaginative artists of Cirque du Soleil.
It’s been 25 years since two Canadian friends came together to act in the street until they created a wonderful company that now enjoys more than 80 million viewers in over 200 cities worldwide.
The Cirque du Soleil is unique in the world: It has no animals, but relies on 4,000 employees from more than 40 countries, 1,000 of whom are artists. Do not miss a show in which acrobats jump to the rhythm of live music. The impressive scenery will also help you to enter the world of Saltimbanco and if you go with children, they will remember that night in Barcelona for their entire lives.
This great show premiered in Montreal in 1992, the year of the Olympics in the Catalan capital. Today it is an exceptional show for its blend of theatre, baroque, fantasy, dream and dazzling workshops: since 1998, its workshop has made or modified about 5,000 pairs of shoes! The company has won over 100 awards and currently has 8 touring shows and 7 permanent shows all over the world and they will add new shows that are coming soon to Los Angeles, Japan, Macau and Dubai.
Saltimbanco invites you on a journey through unusual and very visual universes along with fantastic cities where diversity and cosmopolitanism are our hope.
What are you waiting for? Barcelona offers you its own particular charm along with the amazing Cirque du Soleil. And if the sun does not shine when you come, don’t worry, as it will be waiting for you at the Palau Sant Jordi! Rent apartments in Barcelona to find the best accommodation.