A Bug’s Life

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Photo courtesy BOK Center.
Photo courtesy BOK Center.

Enter into the fascinating world of a natural ecosystem in Cirque du Soleil’s OVO, where you’ll find a colorful explosion of life waiting to be explored.

In this exciting new production, different insect characters navigate through existence in their own little world. The Ladybug, a lonely but strong leading lady, spends much of her time waiting for something magical and exciting to occur. Her wish is granted when The Foreigner buzzes into the ecosystem, sending a shockwave of energy into a town used to its routine. The members of the ecosystem also uncover a mysterious egg – in Portuguese, ovo – that reminds them of the never-ending cycle of their own lives.

OVO is teeming with life,” says Eric Schleicher, the marketing manager at the BOK Center. “Insects work, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy in motion.”

This show combines all aspects of a riveting live performance with music that works as a blend of samba, funk and electro music created by Brazilian composer Berna Ceppas.

“When attending Cirque du Soleil OVO, one can expect to see characters dressed up in incredible costumes while performing magnificent acrobatics and grand stunts on an extraordinary set,” Schleicher says. “This show will leave the audience completely enchanted.”

The show’s acrobatic acts are performed by different characters, such as hard-working ants, seductive spiders and ethereal butterflies. The diligent ants spend their days collecting food, but often play with their fare with precise, breath-taking foot juggling. The enticing spider captivates naive crickets by weaving her body through her brilliant web as they stand in awe. A pair of butterflies perform an aerial ballet paux-de-deux in complete unison. Every moment of OVO promises new forms of artistry – all while appealing to a broad audience.

“BOK Center always enjoys when Cirque du Soleil comes to Tulsa to perform,” Schleicher says. “We strive to always bring a variety of events to the venue, and Cirque is always a great one to bring because it’s fun for the whole family.”

OVO comes to the BOK Center Jan. 25-29. For tickets and further information, visit bokcenter.com.

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