Venue Details

3 Star Starred
Merriam Theater
250 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-893-1999
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Member Tips

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Full bar
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Dress casual it is a comfortable event
info Dec 31 2012 star this tip starred
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Parking was a little difficult and expensive
info Dec 31 2012 star this tip starred
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Parking is always expensive in downtown Philadelphia; Sunday evenings often have cheaper rates
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It was snowing so we wanted to park close--one guest was
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Handicap
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Reviews & Ratings

15 ratings
4.7 average rating
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7 events
6 reviews
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attended Dec 29 2012

Great show--Seating was excellent--no obstructions

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attended Dec 27 2012

A Cirque du Soleil type show that incorporates hip-hop and other "street" dance, along with the use of rollerblades and bicycles, with acrobatics, contortion, juggling,... continued

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Website

http://www.cirque-eloize.com/en/shows/id

Description

Director Jeannot Painchaud:

“At Cirque Éloize, we have always nurtured our shows through encounters with creators from different horizons. We have also always favored a multidisciplinary artistic approach, which is enriched with artists of several nationalities.

This new creation is no exception.

Fourteen artists on stage, thirteen circus disciplines, and the discovery of a world which is new to us, that of urban dances such as breakdance and hip-hop.

I imagined this show at the heart of a futuristic city, where the omnipresence of image causes us to lose our reference points. I sought to create an aesthetic at the crossroads of comic books, science-fiction movies and the rich universe of graffiti.

The decidedly rock, electronic and poetic music, coupled with the presence of video, highlight the show’s playful, energetic, youthful and urban aspects.

In the middle of this surreal megalopolis exists a public place. A public place, as a spot where one can seek refuge and escape anonymity, to express one’s individuality and affirm one’s identity, in order to reclaim possession of public space, and to dance the city…

An area for encounters, a site of passage, a hood where clans confront one another, where friendships are woven. Where love is created, and dissolved.

I invite you to join us on this new adventure.”

About the Ticket Supplier: Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Kimmel Center Inc.’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience from throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.