Cirque du Soleil in Malta on three consecutive years

Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi said the theatre producer would be in Malta and would perform a show a day during the tourism low season

The Cirque du Soleil theatre producer will be in Malta for three consecutive years between the months of November and January, Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi said on Monday.

Speaking in parliament, Mizzi said that an agreement had been reached that would see a show tailor-made for the Mediterranean Conference Centre developed, with the acrobat troupe putting on one performance a day during its time in Malta.

The troupe will have between 28 and 30 acrobats in Malta during this period.

Mizzi said that work was ongoing with tour operators and other stakeholders to ensure the shows are a success.

Last month, Mizzi announced on Twitter that the theatre company would be putting on shows in Malta on the occasion of the conference centre’s 40th anniversary.

He said the agreement was the part of the government’s vision to attract more quality events to Malta.   

Cirque du Soleil was founded in Montreal, Canada, in 1984 by two former street performers. It expanded rapidly in the following decades, going from just one show to circus shows all over the world.

It carries out numerous touring shows in different countries, together with some permanent shows, such as in Las Vegas in the United States.

Its shows integrate circus styles from around the world, and each have their separate themes and storylines, including continuous live music.

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