New York City
Cirque du Soleil, MSG Entertainment and BASE Entertainment present the world premiere of Wintuk, presented exclusively at the Theater at Madison Square Garden from November 1, 2007 – January 6, 2008. Experience the excitement of Wintuk with the whole family, only in New York this holiday season, and share the enchanting winter tale of one boy’s quest to find snow and adventure. Richard Blackburn directs.
Wintuk is an enchanting winter tale about a boy named Wintuk and his quest to find snow and adventure. Wintuk lives in a city where the arrival of winter has brought long shadows and intense cold — but no snow! He interacts with an extraordinary cast of high-energy urban street characters, including acrobats, dancers and talking marionettes. But when the snow does not arrive, he embarks on a quest with three companions — a female shaman who’s lost in the city, a shy man destined to discover his courage, and the shadow of a young girl — to find the snow and bring it back to where it belongs.
The adventurers journey to an imaginary Arctic — a world without sunlight — where they encounter the rich culture of the People of the North and extraordinary giant characters made of ice. When at last the sun returns, they fly home on the wings of a giant crane and generate a swirling snowstorm.
The show is playful, musical, and bursting with the energy of the city and the broad sweep of nature. A cast of 50 performers weaves thrilling circus arts, breathtaking theatrical effects and memorable songs into a meaningful seasonal story that resonates with the whole family.
Wintuk has been designed exclusively for the Theater at Madison Square Garden – Cirque du Soleil’s first permanent address in New York for a show presented outside the Big Top. Additionally, Wintuk will be the first Cirque du Soleil show created specifically for a family audience. People of all ages will identify with the lead character Wintuk, and his quest to find snow and adventure. And Wintuk will be the first Cirque du Soleil production to be built around a specific precisely-defined premise: the theme of winter.
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