Volta is a new Cirque du Soleil show making a stop in Tampa through March 18th! You can’t miss the Big Top next to the Tampa Greyhound Race Track. Cirque does a great job putting on stellar productions with over the top acrobatics, costumes and killer music. Volta is a story of a man in search of his true self going back through his memories. Freedom is the theme!
Costumes are designed by the famous Zaldy Goco! Zaldy worked with Michael Jackson on the “This Is It” tour as well as with Lady Gaga, Britany Spears and Gwen Stefani. He designed the costumes for the Cirque Michael Jackson “One” show that is currently running in Vegas and has received two Emmy nominations. Costumes are as an important part of a Cirque show as the acrobatics!
There is a live band of musicians and a pair of incredible singers, Darius Harper and Camilla Bäckman who bring the songs to life! Music for Volta is written by vocalist/record producer Anthony Gonzalez of M83. Singer Darius Harper has been in the national touring productions of “Book of Mormon” and “Kinky Boots” working with the eclectically talented Cyndi Lauper. Camilla is from Helsinki, Finland and also plays a beautiful violin in the show. Striking costumes and big production numbers give them an incredible presence in Volta.
The array of acrobats and stunts had the audience gasping. BMX bike stunts thrilled and amazed the sold out performance that was a mix of families, baby boomers and Cirque fans. Once you have seen a Cirque show, you know you are in for the extraordinary!
There is a cast of 47 singers, actors and acrobats in Volta. There are over 120 people working behind the scenes putting up and taking down the Big Top. It takes 5-6 days to set the tent up and 2 days to tear it down. Seating capacity is 2,500 and there is a separate tent for merchandise, snacks and cocktails where you can wait in comfort for the show to start.
Tickets start at $37.00 for regular seating. You can go VIP and have hors d’oeuvres, open bar, free parking and the best seats in the house. You can take a backstage tour before the show. There are tickets for every budget. This is a not to miss experience! Ticket info at https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/volta
photos by Vicky Sullivan / Rock the Lens Photography