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Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed touring production Alegría is set to perform in Edmonton at Rexall Place from Aug. 11 – 22 for 16 performances only.

Alegría is a Cirque du Soleil classic and an internationally acclaimed production that has entertained more than 10 million people worldwide since its world premiere in Montreal in 1994. 

In May 2009, Alegría embarked on a new journey, performing the same mesmerizing production, but now in arenas throughout North America, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their own town.

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.

To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/alegria or call 780-451-8000. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit http://www.cirquedusoleil.com.

You can win tickets for two to enjoy the magic of Alegria at Rexall Place on Thursday, Aug. 12. Just fill out the coupon and mail it to Alegria Tickets, c/o Country Asides at the Edmonton Journal, 10006 101 St., Edmonton, AB, T5J 0S1. 

Or you can visit our Facebook page and place a comment there that says “I’d love to see Alegria.” We will do a random draw at noon on Monday, Aug. 9 from all entries received by that time. If you choose to enter on our Facebook page, please visit again on Monday afternoon, where we will announce our winners.

Employees of sponsors and family members living in the same household are not eligible to enter. Prize must be accepted as awarded, and must be picked up at our downtown offices before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10.

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