Mumbai to host world premiere of Cirque du Soleil show BAZZAR
The world premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s new spectacular show, BAZZAR, will be held in Mumbai in November, 2018. BookMyShow, which has had a long term association with Cirque du Soleil, has brought the show to India, which will be open to public from November 15, 2018 in Mumbai and from December 25, 2018 in Delhi.
Reiterating BookMyShow’s commitment to bring quality entertainment to India, Ashish Hemrajani, CEO and co-founder, BookMyShow said, “Cirque is the best in business, it has been a lifetime dream to work with them. We started this project two years ago, it has culminated into this. We sought support from the Government of Maharashtra and they have been very supportive.” Hemrajani thanked Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis for his proactive support.
Montreal in Quebec is home to Cirque du Soleil. VK Gautam, principal secretary, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Department, Government of Maharashtra mentioned that the state has an MoU with Quebec to promote tourism. “We want the show to be a sustainable feature of Mumbai”s tourism landscape.”
Daniel Lamarre, CEO and president, Cirque Du Soleil stated, “We are here for the long run and are going to present great shows, BAZZAR is the first. I want to thank our main sponsor Citibank for making tickets affordable. We started in 1998 with street performers who had the dream to travel the world, today we have performed in 450 cities and are represented by 50 nationalities.” Two Mallakhamba artistes are the first Indians to join the show. Lamarre added that the coming years will see more Indian artistes touring the world with Cirque shows. He also shared that this is the first time the world premiere of a show is happening at a place outside of Montreal.
Susan Gaudreau, show writer and director, Cirque Du Soleil Bazzar, gave an insight into the story of the show and the spectacular performances never witnessed in India before.