Jamie lives in an imaginary city where the arrival of winter has brought intense cold, but no snow! He interacts with a cast of high-energy urban street characters, including acrobats, dancers and talking lampposts. But as the girl he has fallen head over heels for is captured by formidable ice giants, he embarks on a journey to an imaginary North called Wintuk with two companions--a female Shaman with magical powers and a timid young man called Wimpy destined to discover his own courage. Jamie's goal: free the young girl and bring the snow back to where it belongs.
Bursting with the energy of the city and the broad sweep of nature, Wintuk weaves thrilling acrobatics, dazzling ice giants and memorable songs together in a touching story line that resonates with the whole family.To breathe life into Wintuk's fantastical puppets, Cirque du Soleil called upon two experts in their field: René Charbonneau (for the lampposts and ice giants), cofounder of Théâtre de la Dame de Coeur (Quebec), and Tony and Emmy award-winning puppet designer Michael Curry (for the dogs and birds), who is also the puppet designer of KA, Love and Criss Angel Believe.
New to Wintuk this year is Power Track, a trampoline act that requires precision acrobatics and split-second timing. Cirque du Soleil will take advantage of the elaborate set design and intricate staging as multiple performers burst with energy and spring into action. The fast paced choreography, feverish energy, and daring feats encompassed in this new number is sure to be a show-stopper and can only be seen at the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Also new to this year's show are new costumes and live musicians. Designed exclusively for the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Wintuk is the only show from Cirque du Soleil created specifically for families and is a story for all generations.