Saltimbanco

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Saltimbanco
Cirque du Soleil Saltimbanco logo
Company Cirque du Soleil
Genre Contemporary circus
Show type Touring tent show (1992-2006); touring arena show (2007-2012)
Date of premiere April 23, 1992 (Montreal)
Final show December 30, 2012 (Montreal)
Creative team
Director Franco Dragone
Director of creation Gilles Ste-Croix (1992)
Carmen Ruest (2007)
Composer René Dupéré
Costume designer Dominique Lemieux
Set designer Michel Crête
Choreographer Debra Brown (1992)
Hélène Lemay (2007)
Lighting designer Luc Lafortune
Sound designer Jonathan Deans (1992)
François Desjardins (2007)
Make-up designer Nathalie Gagné (2007)
Mask designer André Hénault (1992)
Clown act creator and acting consultant René Bazinet (2007)
Production manager Pierre Guillotte (2007)
Other information
Preceded by Nouvelle Expérience (1990)
Succeeded by Fascination (1992)
Official website

Saltimbanco was a touring show by Cirque du Soleil. Saltimbanco ran from 1992 to 2006 in its original form, performed under a large circus tent called the Grand Chapiteau; its last performance in that form was in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on December 10, 2006. A new adaptation of the show started touring North America on July 31, 2007, with its first stop in London, Ontario, Canada. The new version was staged in arenas with fewer performances in each city it visited. The new version closed at the end of 2012.

The show was described by Cirque du Soleil as a celebration of life. Its creators say they developed it as an antidote to the violence and despair prevalent in the 20th century.

Etymology[edit]

English has lost the word 'saltimbank' from current usage; but it is still familiar in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian as 'saltimbanco', and in French as 'saltimbanque', meaning 'street acrobat' or 'entertainer'.[1] According to the company's site, the word "saltimbanco" comes from the Italian "saltare in banco", which means "to jump on a bench." The etymology of the word reflects its acrobatic associations. A 'salto' is a somersault in Italian; 'banco' in this connection is a trestle holding a board, set up as a temporary stage for open-air performers. 'Saltimbanchi' were thus those who performed somersaults on a temporary platform—wandering acrobats, performing as buskers in the open air, the platform giving their audience a better view.[2]

History[edit]

Saltimbanco was Cirque du Soleil's longest running production when it closed at the end of 2012.[3][4] In 2011 it was the first show by Cirque du Soleil to be presented in Turkey,[5] and Ukraine, in 2012 the first show in Slovakia and in Amman, Jordan.[6] Saltimbanco's last performance took place in Montreal on December 30, 2012[3] after 6,000 big top and arena appearances before 14 million spectators in 140 cities worldwide.[7]

Set and technical information[edit]

Saltimbanco's set played on opposites and contradictions located within a cityscape. A rosace made of metal rings suspended over the stage allowed light to filter through like leaves on a tree. The lighting was cinematic in effect due to the usage of different colored gels. The facts listed below applied to the arena format of Saltimbanco, although some of these were also applicable to the grand chapiteau tour as well.[4]

  • The stage was 110 feet (34 m) in length and 65 feet (20 m) in width.
  • The Chinese poles were 24 feet (7.3 m) in height.
  • The equipment for the show weighed a total of 180 tonnes (180 long tons; 200 short tons) and was transported and configured by 26 specialty technicians and 12 truck drivers.
  • Approximately 140 people were hired locally in each city to set up and load out the show for the arena.

Cast[edit]

The 51-member performance troupe included multiple musicians, singers, acrobats, and characters.[4][8] Characters mentioned in the show's promotional literature included: the Urban Worms, the Multicolored Worms, the Cavaliers, the Baroques, Death, the Ringmaster, the Baron, the Dreamer, the Child, Eddie, and La Belle.

Acts[edit]

The acts in Saltimbanco were a mix of traditional circus acts with more modern acts.[4][9][10]

  • Adagio trio: Three acrobats performed in an adagio that drew inspiration from acrosport.
  • Chinese poles: Up to 26 performers performed in this act using four 25-foot-tall (7.6 m) poles in the middle of the stage. They climbed up, dropped down, jumped between, hung from, and even spun on these poles.
  • Balancing on canes: A handbalance artist performed feats of strength and various contortion poses, including the Marinelli bend, while balancing on high handstand supports.
  • Juggling: A juggler used multiple balls in a display of increasing dexterity.
  • Boleadoras: Two performers twirled boleadoras in this unique act. The bolas are a percussion instrument that is hit against the ground to produce a loud popping sound. The act later included the use of the Taiko by one of the performers while the other used the bolas to play a complementary beat.
  • Russian swing: Multiple artists jumped off a large swing, performing twists, spins, and flips, before landing on human pyramids, a mat, and other props.
  • Solo trapeze: A young artist swung a trapeze incredibly high, whenever the trapeze was swung high the artist would spin up multiple times, and would catch the bar of the trapeze with her legs.
  • Hand-to-hand: A duo used an incredible amount of body strength in this act as one would balance in a handstand on the other.
  • Bungee: Four aerialists suspended from bungees flipped, swung, and bounced in synchronization with each other.

Rotational acts[edit]

  • Aerial straps: A performer swung on these straps and would use upper body strength to create many dangerous poses.

Retired acts[edit]

  • Tight rope (double wire): An acrobat ascended a wire as two more tightropes, one three feet higher than the other, were revealed. She performed various tricks including flips, spins, and splits. She even backflipped from one rope to the other, and then jumped back. This act was removed from the arena version due to rigging issues.
  • Contortion: This act featured four female contortionists from a previous Cirque du Soleil show, Nouvelle Expérience. It replaced the hand-to-hand act for several years, but did not continue after the 1998 revival.
  • Diabolo: This was a solo diabolo act using Western-style diabolo tricks.
  • Vertical rope: This was one of the original Saltimbanco acts, a Spanish web act originally performed by the adagio troupe. This act was not seen outside of the North America/Japan tour.
  • Manipulation: This act featured three women manipulating ribbons and hoops. It replaced the boleadoras act.
  • Artistic bicycle: A bicycle artist wheeled around the stage, all the while playing the guitar, hand balancing, swinging and dancing on wheels.
  • Duo trapeze: This act featured two female artists who would swing on a trapeze, one would leap off and would be caught at the last minute by the other performer and be brought back onto the trapeze for the next trick.

Costumes[edit]

The costumes in Saltimbanco were bright and vivid in color to accentuate the dynamism of the urban city. The colors used in the costumes were all primary colors: cyan, yellow, magenta, and green.[11] The Baron, clad in black, red, and white, wore a cape, length-arm gloves, and tights. The Multi-Colored Worms wore jumpsuits that covered everything but their faces. The Urban Worms's masks were made of a polyester resin base which was both hypoallergenic and permeable to air.

Music[edit]

The original album artwork for Saltimbanco, 1992

The Saltimbanco score was written and composed by René Dupéré, and was released as a studio album on October 9, 1992. The music has a range of musical influences from the classical to the modern. Saltimbanco marked the first time Cirque du Soleil's music used an invented language for the lyrics, a tradition that has persisted in most of the company's subsequent musical scores.

The original soundtrack features the vocal work of Canadian vocalist Francine Poitras. In 2005, Cirque du Soleil re-recorded and released the soundtrack to update its music. Some songs were completely re-recorded, while others had new instrumentation added and included Poitras's original vocal track. Additional and new vocals were provided by Laurence Janot, a French singer who was touring with the show at the time. Every track was slightly edited in some form from the original CD.

Several other limited editions of the album have been released. In 2001 Cirque du Soleil Musique released a limited edition of the original 1992 soundtrack featuring two additional tracks, "Arlequin" and "Adagio" (performed by Laur Fugere). Another limited edition of the CD, Saltimbanco Live in Amsterdam, was created and distributed exclusively to staff members of Saltimbanco. The employee special edition features a live, in-house recording of an entire performance and is considered a collector's item.

Below is the list of tracks featured in the 2005 re-release of the album and alongside are the acts during which each song was performed.

  1. Kumbalawé (Opening pt. 2)
  2. Saltimbanco (Chinese poles)
  3. Cantus-Mélopée (Solo trapeze)
  4. Norweg (Double wire)
  5. Kazé (Double wire)
  6. Barock (Russian swing)
  7. Adagio (Adagio trio)
  8. Amazonia (Duo trapeze)
  9. Pokinoï (Vertical rope)
  10. Il Sogno Di Volare (Bungee)
  11. Horéré Ukundé (Finale)
  12. Rideau (Opening pt. 1)

Further information[edit]

Tour[edit]

Saltimbanco toured around the world several times during its original 14-year tour under the Grand Chapiteau. It played its final show in the Royal Albert Hall in London on 1 February 1997. Saltimbanco was revived the following year on 14 October 1998, and went on to tour the Asia-Pacific region. The show played for another nine years, becoming the first Cirque du Soleil show to tour South America, with visits to Santiago, Chile (March 2006); Buenos Aires, Argentina (May 2006); and São Paulo (August 2006) and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (October 2006). That tour's final performance took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 10 December 2006.

Following its closure in December 2006, Saltimbanco was configured into an arena show format, and re-launched in July 2007 to commence an extensive North American tour, visiting cities and areas that Cirque du Soleil had previously been unable to visit. The tour started in London, Ontario and subsequently toured Canada and the United States. Saltimbanco’s three-year tour of North America ended in Columbus, Ohio. In 2009 the show embarked on its third tour of Europe. Between 2011 and 2012, it visited over 50 cities in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Eastern Europe, and North America.

Saltimbanco's final performance took place in Montreal on 30 December 2012.[12]

Saltimbanco has been to many different regions, here is the list of all of them.

  • North American Tour - [1992 - 1993]
  • Japan Tour - [1994]
  • Montreal special - [1994 - 1995]
  • European Tour - [1995 - 1997]
  • Ottawa special - [1998]
  • Asia & Pacific Tour - [1999 - 2000]
  • North American Tour II (pacific northwest) - [2000]
  • Japan Tour II - [2001]
  • European Tour II - [2002 - 2005]
  • Mexican Tour - [2005 - 2006]
  • South American Tour - [2006]
  • North American Arena Tour - [2007 - 2009]
  • European Tour III - [2009 - 2011]
  • South African Tour - [2011]
  • Australian Tour - [2011]
  • World Tour - [2011 - 2012]
  • Asian Middle East Tour - [2012]
  • North American Arena Tour II - [2012]

The following colorboxes indicate the region of each performance:
‹See Tfm›  EU   Europe ‹See Tfm›  NA   North America ‹See Tfm›  SA   South America ‹See Tfm›  AP   Asia/Pacific ‹See Tfm›  OC   Oceania ‹See Tfm›  AF   Africa

Arena tour[edit]

1996 schedule[edit]

‹See Tfm›  EU   London, UK (Royal Albert Hall)- From 5 Jan 1996 to 28 Jan 1996

1997 schedule[edit]

‹See Tfm›  EU   London, UK (Royal Albert Hall) - From 2 Jan 1997 to 1 Feb 1997

2003 schedule[edit]

‹See Tfm›  EU   London, UK (Royal Albert Hall)- From 7 Jan 2003 to 6 Feb 2003

2007 schedule[edit]

  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   London, ON - From 31 Jul 2007 to 5 Aug 2007
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Ottawa, ON - From 8 Aug 2007 to 12 Aug 2007
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Halifax, NS - From 15 Aug 2007 to 19 Aug 2007
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   St. John's, NL - From 23 Aug 2007 to 26 Aug 2007
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   St. John, NB - From 30 Aug 2007 to 2 Sep 2007
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Syracuse, NY - From 5 Sep 2007 to 9 Sep 2007
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Wilkes-Barre, PA - From 12 Sep 2007 to 16 Sep 2007
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Greensboro, NC - From 19 Sep 2007 to 23 Sep 2007
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   State College, PA - From 26 Sep 2007 to 30 Sep 2007
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Norfolk, VA - From 3 Oct 2007 to 7 Oct 2007
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   East Lansing, MI - From 10 Oct 2007 to 14 Oct 2007
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Peoria, IL - From 17 Oct 2007 to 18 Oct 2007
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Champaign, IL - From 9 Nov 2007 to 10 Nov 2007
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Green Bay, WI - From 13 Nov 2007 to 15 Nov 2007
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Madison, WI - From 17 Nov 2007 to 19 Nov 2007
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Dayton, OH - From 21 Nov 2007 to 25 Nov 2007
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Colorado Springs, CO - From 28 Nov 2007 to 1 Dec 2007
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Denver, CO - From 3 Dec 2007 to 13 Dec 2007
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Montréal, QC - From 19 Dec 2007 to 30 Dec 2007

2008 schedule[edit]

  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Québec, QC - From 3 Jan 2008 to 8 Jan 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Chicoutimi, QC - From 16 Jan 2008 to 19 Jan 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Detroit, MI - From 23 Jan 2008 to 27 Jan 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Cleveland, OH - From 29 Jan 2008 to 1 Feb 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Memphis, TN - From 20 Feb 2008 to 21 Feb 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Charlottesville, VA - From 26 Feb 2008 to 1 Mar 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Little Rock, AR - From 4 Mar 2008 to 6 Mar 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Shreveport, LA - From 8 Mar 2008 to 9 Mar 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   San Antonio, TX - From 12 Mar 2008 to 16 Mar 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Laredo, TX - From 18 Mar 2008 to 19 Mar 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Corpus Christi, TX - From 21 Mar 2008 to 22 Mar 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Wichita, KS - From 26 Mar 2008 to 30 Mar 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Omaha, NE - From 2 Apr 2008 to 6 Apr 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Des Moines, IA - From 10 Apr 2008 to 13 Apr 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Moline, IL - From 15 Apr 2008 to 18 Apr 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Cedar Rapids, IA - From 23 Apr 2008 to 27 Apr 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Albuquerque, NM - From 14 May 2008 to 18 May 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Boise, ID - From 21 May 2008 to 25 May 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Victoria, BC - From 30 May 2008 to 1 Jun 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Kelowna, BC - From 4 Jun 2008 to 8 Jun 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Kamloops, BC - From 11 Jun 2008 to 15 Jun 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Edmonton, AB - From 18 Jun 2008 to 22 Jun 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Saskatoon, SK - From 25 Jun 2008 to 29 Jun 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Regina, SK - From 2 Jul 2008 to 6 Jul 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Winnipeg, MB - From 9 Jul 2008 to 13 Jul 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Kansas City, MO - From 16 Jul 2008 to 20 Jul 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Newark, NJ - From 7 Aug 2008 to 10 Aug 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Toronto, ON - From 13 Aug 2008 to 24 Aug 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Hamilton, ON - From 27 Aug 2008 to 31 Aug 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Amherst, MA - From 3 Sep 2008 to 7 Sep 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Buffalo, NY - From 10 Sep 2008 to 14 Sep 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Trenton, NJ - From 17 Sep 2008 to 21 Sep 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Minneapolis, MN - From 24 Sep 2008 to 28 Sep 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Milwaukee, WI - From 1 Oct 2008 to 5 Oct 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Highland Heights, KY - From 8 Oct 2008 to 12 Oct 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Honolulu, HI - From 30 Oct 2008 to 16 Nov 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Prescott Valley, AZ - From 20 Nov 2008 to 23 Nov 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Tucson, AZ - From 26 Nov 2008 to 30 Nov 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Oklahoma City, OK - From 3 Dec 2008 to 7 Dec 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Tulsa, OK - From 10 Dec 2008 to 14 Dec 2008
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Hidalgo, TX - From 17 Dec 2008 to 21 Dec 2008

2009 schedule[edit]

  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Tupelo, MS - From 9 Jan 2009 to 11 Jan 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Biloxi, MS - From 14 Jan 2009 to 18 Jan 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Hoffman Estates, IL - From 21 Jan 2009 to 1 Feb 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   St. Charles, MO - From 4 Feb 2009 to 8 Feb 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Indianapolis, IN - From 12 Feb 2009 to 15 Feb 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Baton Rouge, LA - From 18 Feb 2009 to 20 Feb 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Rockford, IL - From 24 Feb 2009 to 1 Mar 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Youngstown, OH - From 4 Mar 2009 to 8 Mar 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Louisville, KY - From 11 Mar 2009 to 15 Mar 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Mobile, AL - From 2 Apr 2009 to 5 Apr 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Nashville, TN - From 9 Apr 2009 to 12 Apr 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Huntsville, AL - From 15 Apr 2009 to 19 Apr 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Charleston, SC - From 22 Apr 2009 to 26 Apr 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Lakeland, FL - From 29 Apr 2009 to 3 May 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Gainesville, FL - From 7 May 2009 to 10 May 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Tallahassee, FL - From 13 May 2009 to 17 May 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Jacksonville, FL - From 20 May 2009 to 24 May 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Sunrise, FL - From 27 May 2009 to 7 Jun 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Tampa, FL - From 25 Jun 2009 to 5 Jul 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Estero, FL - From 8 Jul 2009 to 12 Jul 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Cypress, TX - From 15 Jul 2009 to 15 Jul 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Houston, TX - From 22 Jul 2009 to 26 Jul 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Phoenix, AZ - From 29 Jul 2009 to 2 Aug 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Salt Lake City, UT - From 5 Aug 2009 to 9 Aug 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Columbus, OH - From 12 Aug 2009 to 23 Aug 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Stockholm, SE - From 17 Sep 2009 to 20 Sep 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Helsinki, FI - From 23 Sep 2009 to 27 Sep 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Turku, FI - From 30 Sep 2009 to 4 Oct 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Oslo, NO - From 8 Oct 2009 to 11 Oct 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Aalborg, DK - From 14 Oct 2009 to 18 Oct 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Copenhagen, DK - From 21 Oct 2009 to 1 Nov 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Gothenburg, SE - From 4 Nov 2009 to 8 Nov 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Mannheim, DE - From 10 Nov 2009 to 14 Nov 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Nice, FR - From 18 Nov 2009 to 22 Nov 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Rotterdam, NL - From 10 Dec 2009 to 13 Dec 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Geneva, CH - From 18 Dec 2009 to 27 Dec 2009
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Barcelona, ES - From 30 Dec 2009 to 10 Jan 2010

2010 schedule[edit]

  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Salzburg, AT - From 13 Jan 2010 to 17 Jan 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Strasbourg, FR - From 20 Jan 2010 to 23 Jan 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Frankfurt, DE - From 27 Jan 2010 to 31 Jan 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Nantes, FR - From 2 Feb 2010 to 5 Feb 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Innsbruck, AT - From 25 Feb 2010 to 28 Feb 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Torino, IT - From 3 Mar 2010 to 7 Mar 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Pesaro, IT - From 10 Mar 2010 to 14 Mar 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Bologna, IT - From 17 Mar 2010 to 21 Mar 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Florence, IT - From 24 Mar 2010 to 28 Mar 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Stuttgart, DE - From 31 Mar 2010 to 4 Apr 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Bremen, DE - From 7 Apr 2010 to 11 Apr 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Valencia, ES - From 14 Apr 2010 to 18 Apr 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Santiago, ES - From 21 Apr 2010 to 25 Apr 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   San Sebastian, ES - From 28 Apr 2010 to 2 May 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Sheffield, UK - From 20 May 2010 to 23 May 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Liverpool, UK - From 26 May 2010 to 30 May 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Glasgow, UK - From 2 Jun 2010 to 6 Jun 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Manchester, UK - From 9 Jun 2010 to 13 Jun 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Birmingham, UK - From 17 Jun 2010 to 27 Jun 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Newcastle, UK - From 30 Jun 2010 to 4 Jul 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Dublin, IE - From 7 Jul 2010 to 18 Jul 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Nottingham, UK - From 21 Jul 2010 to 25 Jul 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   London, UK - From 28 Jul 2010 to 1 Aug 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Hamburg, DE - From 19 Aug 2010 to 22 Aug 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Dortmund, DE - From 25 Aug 2010 to 29 Aug 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Berlin, DE - From 1 Sep 2010 to 4 Sep 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Munich, DE - From 7 Sep 2010 to 12 Sep 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Milan, IT - From 15 Sep 2010 to 18 Sep 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Zaragoza, ES - From 22 Sep 2010 to 26 Sep 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Granada, ES - From 29 Sep 2010 to 3 Oct 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Madrid, ES - From 5 Oct 2010 to 10 Oct 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Lisbon, PT - From 13 Oct 2010 to 24 Oct 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Prague, CZ - From 12 Nov 2010 to 14 Nov 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Zagreb, HR - From 17 Nov 2010 to 21 Nov 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Belgrade, RS - From 24 Nov 2010 to 28 Nov 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Basel, CH - From 1 Dec 2010 to 5 Dec 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Budapest, HU - From 8 Dec 2010 to 12 Dec 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Nurnberg, DE - From 15 Dec 2010 to 19 Dec 2010
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Antwerp, BE - From 22 Dec 2010 to 2 Jan 2011

2011 schedule[edit]

  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Lille, FR - From 5 Jan 2011 to 9 Jan 2011
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Paris, FR - From 13 Jan 2011 to 16 Jan 2011
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Friedrichshafen, DE - From 11 Feb 2011 to 13 Feb 2011
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Istanbul, TR - From 18 Feb 2011 to 5 Mar 2011
  • ‹See Tfm›  AF   Johannesburg, ZA - From 9 Mar 2011 to 20 Mar 2011
  • ‹See Tfm›  AF   Cape Town, ZA - From 23 Mar 2011 to 3 Apr 2011
  • ‹See Tfm›  OC   Perth, AU - From 21 Apr 2011 to 8 May 2011
  • ‹See Tfm›  OC   Adelaide, AU - From 12 May 2011 to 22 May 2011
  • ‹See Tfm›  OC   Melbourne, AU - From 25 May 2011 to 11 Jun 2011
  • ‹See Tfm›  OC   Hobart, AU - From 15 Jun 2011 to 19 Jun 2011
  • ‹See Tfm›  OC   Brisbane, AU - From 8 Jul 2011 to 17 Jul 2011
  • ‹See Tfm›  OC   Newcastle, AU - From 20 Jul 2011 to 24 Jul 2011
  • ‹See Tfm›  OC   Sydney, AU - From 27 Jul 2011 to 14 Aug 2011
  • ‹See Tfm›  OC   Wollongong, AU - From 17 Aug 2011 to 21 Aug 2011
  • ‹See Tfm›  OC   Auckland, NZ - From 25 Aug 2011 to 4 Sep 2011
  • ‹See Tfm›  AP   Shanghai, CN - From 21 Sep 2011 to 1 Oct 2011
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Ekaterinburg, RU - From 15 Oct 2011 to 23 Oct 2011
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Kazan, RU - From 26 Oct 2011 to 30 Oct 2011
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Moscow, RU - From 3 Nov 2011 to 13 Nov 2011
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   St Petersburg, RU - From 16 Nov 2011 to 21 Nov 2011
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Kiev, UA - From 27 Nov 2011 to 4 Dec 2011
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Vilnius, LT - From 15 Dec 2011 17 Dec 2011
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Riga, LV - From 21 Dec 2011 to 25 Dec 2011
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Tallinn, EE - From 28 Dec 2011 to 1 Jan 2012

2012 schedule[edit]

  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Gdansk, PL - From 19 Jan 2012 to 22 Jan 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Malmo, SE - From 26 Jan 2012 to 29 Jan 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Sofia, BG - From 3 Feb 2012 to 5 Feb 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Bucharest, RO - From 8 Feb 2012 to 12 Feb 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Bratislava, SK - From 15 Feb 2012 to 19 Feb 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Graz, AT - From 22 Feb 2012 to 26 Feb 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Bordeaux, FR - From 2 Mar 2012 to 5 Mar 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Dijon, FR - From 9 Mar 2012 to 11 Mar 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Rome, IT - From 15 Mar 2012 to 18 Mar 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  AF   Casablanca, MA - From 6 Apr to 15 Apr 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  AP   Beirut, LB - From 10 May 2012 to 20 May 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  EU   Catany, IT - From 5 Jun 2012 to 17 Jun 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  AP   Ammán, JO - From 26 Jun 2012 to 30 Jun 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  AP   Doha, QA - From 4 Jul 2012 to 7 Jul 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  AP   Hong Kong, HK - From 12 Jul 2012 to 22 Jul 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  AP   Singapore, SG - From 26 Jul 2012 to 5 Aug 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  AP   Manila, PH - From 9 Aug 2012 to 19 Aug 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  AP   Kaohsiung, TW - From 29 Aug 2012 to 2 Sep 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  AP   Taipei, TW - From 5 Sep 2012 to 9 Sep 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Portland, ME - From 10 Oct 2012 to 14 Oct 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Pittsburgh, PA - From 18 Oct 2012 to 21 Oct 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Reading, PA - From 25 Oct 2012 to 27 Oct 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Boston, MA - From 31 Oct 2012 to 4 Nov 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Pensacola, FL - From 7 Nov 2012 to 8 Nov 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   San Juan, PR - From 15 Nov 2012 to 18 Nov 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Santo Domingo, DO - From 22 Nov 2012 to 25 Nov 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Cedar Park, TX - From 12 Dec 2012 to 16 Dec 2012
  • ‹See Tfm›  NA   Montréal, QC - From 19 Dec 2012 to 30 Dec 2012 (final performance)

Grand Chapiteau tour[edit]

1992 schedule[edit]

‹See Tfm›  NA   Montréal, QC - From 23 Apr 1992 to 2 Jun 1992 (show première)
‹See Tfm›  NA   Québec, QC - From 13 Jun 1992 to 28 Jun 1992
‹See Tfm›  NA   San Francisco, CA - From 14 Jul 1992 to 16 Aug 1992
‹See Tfm›  NA   San Jose, CA - From 27 Aug 1992 to 27 Sep 1992
‹See Tfm›  NA   Santa Monica, CA - From 8 Oct 1992 to 20 Dec 1992

1993 schedule[edit]

‹See Tfm›  NA   Costa Mesa, CA - From 30 Jan 1993 to 14 Mar 1993
‹See Tfm›  NA   New York, NY - From 30 Mar 1993 to 6 Jun 1993
‹See Tfm›  NA   Toronto, ON - From 18 Jun 1993 to 11 Jul 1993
‹See Tfm›  NA   Chicago, IL - From 28 Jul 1993 to 29 Aug 1993
‹See Tfm›  NA   Boston, MA - From 9 Sep 1993 to 3 Oct 1993
‹See Tfm›  NA   Washington, DC - From 14 Oct 1993 to 7 Nov 1993
‹See Tfm›  NA   Atlanta, GA - From 18 Nov 1993 to 19 Dec 1993

1994 schedule[edit]

‹See Tfm›  AP   Tokyo, JP - From 11 Mar 1994 to 11 Sep 1994
‹See Tfm›  NA   Montreal, QC - From 02 Nov 1994 to 08 Jan 1995

1995 schedule[edit]

‹See Tfm›  EU   Amsterdam, NL - From 9 Mar 1995 to 13 Apr 1995
‹See Tfm›  EU   Munich, DE - From 19 May 1995 to 9 Jul 1995
‹See Tfm›  EU   Berlin, DE - From 21 Jul 1995 to 3 Sep 1995
‹See Tfm›  EU   Düsseldorf, DE - From 15 Sep 1995 to 17 Oct 1995
‹See Tfm›  EU   Vienna, AT - From 10 Nov 1995 to 17 Dec 1995

1996 schedule[edit]

(Saltimbanco played in the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK during this time)
‹See Tfm›  EU   Hamburg, DE - From 8 Feb 1996 to 10 Mar 1996
‹See Tfm›  EU   Amsterdam, NL - From 5 Apr 1996 to 19 May 1996
‹See Tfm›  EU   Stuttgart, DE - From 31 May 1996 to 14 Jul 1996
‹See Tfm›  EU   Antwerp, BE - From 26 Jul 1996 to 1 Sep 1996
‹See Tfm›  EU   Zurich, CH - From 13 Sep 1996 to 20 Oct 1996
‹See Tfm›  EU   Frankfurt, DE - From 11 Nov 1996 to 22 Dec 1996

1997 schedule[edit]

(Saltimbanco played in the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK during this time)

1998 schedule[edit]

‹See Tfm›  NA   Ottawa, ON - From 14 Oct 1998 to 1 Nov 1998

1999 schedule[edit]

‹See Tfm›  OC   Sydney, AU - From 7 Jan 1999
‹See Tfm›  OC   Melbourne, AU - From 18 Mar 1999
‹See Tfm›  OC   Brisbane, AU - From 28 May 1999
‹See Tfm›  OC   Adelaide, AU - From 21 Jul 1999
‹See Tfm›  OC   Perth, AU - From 9 Sep 1999
‹See Tfm›  AP   Singapore, SG - From 25 Nov 1999 to 8 Jan 2000

2000 schedule[edit]

‹See Tfm›  AP   Hong Kong, HK - From 25 Jan 2000 to 19 Mar 2000
‹See Tfm›  NA   Portland, OR - From 11 May 2000
‹See Tfm›  NA   Seattle, WA - From 6 Jul 2000
‹See Tfm›  AP   Tokyo, JP - From 12 Oct 2000 to 28 Jan 2001

2001 schedule[edit]

‹See Tfm›  AP   Fukuoka, JP - From 9 Feb 2001 to 8 Apr 2001
‹See Tfm›  AP   Nagoya, JP - From 20 Apr 2001 to 3 Jun 2001
‹See Tfm›  AP   Osaka, JP - From 10 Jun 2001 to 9 Sep 2001
‹See Tfm›  AP   Yokohama, JP - From 20 Sep 2001 to 25 Nov 2001

2002 schedule[edit]

‹See Tfm›  EU   Amsterdam, NL - From 14 Feb 2002 to 14 Apr 2002
‹See Tfm›  EU   Barcelona, ES - From 26 Apr 2002 to 26 May 2002
‹See Tfm›  EU   Vienna, AT - From 10 Jul 2002 to 4 Aug 2002
‹See Tfm›  EU   Brussels, BE - From 4 Sep 2002 to 19 Oct 2002
‹See Tfm›  EU   Madrid, ES - From 31 Oct 2002 to 26 Dec 2002

2003 schedule[edit]

(Saltimbanco played in the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK during this time)
‹See Tfm›  EU   Bilbao, ES - From 26 Feb 2003 to 6 Apr 2003
‹See Tfm›  EU   Geneva, CH - From 18 Apr 2003 to 25 May 2003
‹See Tfm›  EU   Cologne, DE - From 5 Jun 2003 to 29 Jun 2003
‹See Tfm›  EU   Oostende, BE - From 24 Jul 2003 to 17 Aug 2003
‹See Tfm›  EU   Zurich, CH - From 19 Sep 2003 to 26 Oct 2003
‹See Tfm›  EU   Valencia, ES - From 28 Nov 2003 to 21 Dec 2003

2004 schedule[edit]

‹See Tfm›  EU   Seville, ES - From 16 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2004
‹See Tfm›  EU   Lyon, FR - From 5 Mar 2004 to 18 Apr 2004
‹See Tfm›  EU   Milan, IT - From 29 Apr 2004 to 6 Jun 2004
‹See Tfm›  EU   Gijon, ES - From 25 Jun 2004 to 31 Jul 2004
‹See Tfm›  EU   Frankfurt, DE - From 20 Aug 2004 to 25 Sep 2004
‹See Tfm›  EU   Rome, IT - From 7 Oct 2004 to 31 Oct 2004
‹See Tfm›  EU   Lille, FR - From 25 Nov 2004 to 26 Dec 2004

2005 schedule[edit]

‹See Tfm›  EU   Manchester, UK - From 6 Jan 2005 to 27 Jan 2005
‹See Tfm›  EU   Birmingham, UK - From 24 Feb 2005 to 13 Mar 2005
‹See Tfm›  EU   Paris, FR - From 8 Apr 2005 to 17 Jul 2005
‹See Tfm›  NA   Monterrey, MX - From 4 Aug 2005 to 11 Sep 2005
‹See Tfm›  NA   Mexico City, MX - From 22 Sep 2005 to 6 Nov 2005
‹See Tfm›  NA   Guadalajara, MX - From 17 Nov 2005 to 1 Jan 2006

2006 schedule[edit]

‹See Tfm›  NA   Mexico City, MX - From 13 Jan 2006 to 5 Feb 2006
‹See Tfm›  SA   Santiago, CL - From 15 Mar 2006 to 22 Apr 2006
‹See Tfm›  SA   Buenos Aires, AR - From 5 May 2006 to 11 Jun 2006
‹See Tfm›  SA   São Paulo, BR - From 3 Aug 2006 to 22 Oct 2006
‹See Tfm›  SA   Rio de Janeiro, BR - From 2 Nov 2006 to 10 Dec 2006 (final show under Big Top)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saltimbanque - WordReference.com Dictionnaire Français-Anglais
  2. ^ Acrobats and Mountebanks, Le Roux, Hugues, 1860–1925; Garnier, Jules Arsène, 1847–1889, ill; Morton, A. P Translated A P Morton. London, Chapman and Hall 1890. Archive.org
  3. ^ a b Pat Donnelly (14 December 2012). "Cirque du Soleil’s Saltimbanco: A final bow, but no last rites". The Gazette (Montreal). 
  4. ^ a b c d "Saltimbanco Press Kit" (PDF). Cirque du Soleil (Press Kit). Retrieved 2011-03-08. 
  5. ^ "For the First Time ever in Turkey, the Legendary, Original Cirque du Soleil Presents the Signature Production Saltimbanco". Cirque du Soleil Press Release. 2011-02-09. Retrieved 2011-10-08. 
  6. ^ "Cirque du Soleil Presents for the First Time in Slovakia the Signature Production Saltimbanco". Cirque du Soleil Press Release. 2011-09-19. Retrieved 2011-10-08. 
  7. ^ "Saltimbanco". Cirque du Soleil. 2012. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Saltimbanco Characters". Cirque du Soleil (Press Material). Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  9. ^ "Satimbanco Acts". Cirque du Soleil (Press Material). Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  10. ^ "Saltimbanco Acts". The Cirque Tribune. Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2012-12-25. 
  11. ^ Clément, Ronald (2009). Cirque du Soleil 25 Years of Costumes (in CN, English, French, and JP). Canada: Dépôt légal, Bibliothèque et Archives Canada. pp. 22–27. ISBN 978-2-9803493-4-8. 
  12. ^ CTDB - Saltimbanco (Tour Schedule)

External links[edit]