A scene from Cirque du Soleil's Ovo
(Photo courtesy of the company)
A scene from Cirque du Soleil's Ovo
(Photo courtesy of the company)
Cirque du Soleil's Ovo has extended again, adding two additional weeks of performances to the show's San Jose engagement, playing the Grand Chapiteau at the Taylor Street Bridge. The production will now conclude its engagement on March 21. Deborah Colker has directed and choreographed the production that features 53 performing artists from 13 countries.

The name Ovo means "egg" in Portuguese, and the production is described by the company as being "a headlong rush into a colorful 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 action of Ovo is set in motion when a mysterious egg appears in the insects' midst.

Other members of the creative team include Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix (artistic guide), Chantal Tremblay (director of creation), Gringo Cardia (set/prop design), Liz Vandal (costume design), Berna Ceppas (composer/musical director), Éric Champoux (lighting design), and Jonathan Deans (sound design).

For more information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/ovo.