Escape and join the circus — without ever leaving your living room. For all of you going stir crazy at home, we found the most magical experience you need to try. You can now virtually watch free Cirque du Soleil shows right from your home.
Due to COVID-19, the circus company had to suspend many of their shows temporarily. But they just announced some good news for all of us practicing social distancing: you can watch shows for free thanks to their new CirqueConnect online hub.
On March 27, starting at 3:00 p.m. EST, you'll be able to watch a 60-minute special featuring moments from their popular shows Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities, O, and Luzia.
Right from your screen, you'll be able to enjoy a first-row seat experience that is sure to leave you dazzled.
Sheila Morin, CMO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, said that "now more than ever, our fans need the distraction that spectacle brings, a break from the chaos. We want to do our part to spread joy, even from afar, directly to them."
Plus, you'll feel like you are part of the show, through the new virtual reality app. It makes you feel like you've stepped onto the stage, and the performers will seem so close that you can nearly touch them.
To take advantage of the virtual reality aspect, you'll also need one of the supported devices like an Oculus Rift.
There will also be extra multimedia footage to enjoy, too. For example, you'll be able to sit back and learn how the performers do their wild make-up looks.
Or you can join for a free at-home workout. Artists Elizabeth and Guilhem Cauchois will lead you in a fitness class of their weekly workout program.
There will be music soundtracks to enjoy, animated series and much more. Who else knows what they will be doing with all their spare time now?
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Why You Need To Go: You can watch Cirque du Soleil for free.