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Event location: Tambawodii (Park 24)
Event dates: Wednesday 5 December 2012 to Saturday 6 January 2013
Set up times: Saturday 28 October 2012 - Tuesday 4 December 2012
Pull down times: Sunday 7 January - Friday 1 February 2013
Based in Quebec, Canada since 1984, Cirque du Soleil is described as a dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment. It is recognised the world over for high-quality, artistic entertainment. By 2011 Cirque do Soleil has grown to feature 22 shows worldwide (11 resident shows and 11 touring shows) with performances in 300 cities across five continents.
In 2012/13, Cirque du Soleil will tour Australia with its big top show, Ovo, featuring in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth. Ovo is an insect themed show set in a “colourful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement”.
The event site comprises of a central big top structure with support marquees for a reception foyer, merchandise VIP tent and booking office. Additional on site infrastructure includes support vehicles, site huts, generators, fencing and signage.
U-Park may operate a public car park on Tambawodii (Park 24) adjacent to the p[roposed leased area during performance times.
Performance times are proposed form 8:00pm to 10:30pm Tuesday to Saturday; 4:00pm to 6:30pm matinee on Saturday; 1:00pm to 3:30pm and 5:00pm to 7:30pm Sunday. No performances will be held on Public Holidays. Additional 4:00pm matinee performances are proposed for Friday 28 December 2012; Thursday 3 January and Friday 4 January 2013.