Due to popular demand, the international entertainment group Cirque du Soleil is announcing an additional performance for its vibrant signature production of Saltimbanco on December 25, 2011.

As already reported, the timeless Cirque du Soleil opus hits a new part of the world never visited before with a series of exclusive shows in Riga starting on December 21 at “Arena Riga”. 

Saltimbanco is Cirque du Soleil’s longest-running touring show and has performed since 1992 to sell-out audiences all around the world (Europe, North and South America, Australia, Japan, and New Zealand). 

Classic Cirque du Soleil at its best, Saltimbanco is a thrilling and kaleidoscopic celebration of awe-inspiring artistry and agility. With a cast of 50 high-caliber artists hailing from 20 different countries, Saltimbanco features breathtaking acrobatics and unbelievable athleticism during solo spotlights and epic ensembles. From the seemingly impossible balancing, jumping and spinning during the Chinese Poles or the Russian Swing to the gravity-defying Bungees and Trapeze, the crowd pleasing Juggling and Acrobatic Bicycle, to the celebrated and very unique Clowns. Technical expertise and extravagant design are woven together by uplifting spectacular costumes, amazing lighting, humor and enchanting music and magic. Full of colour, amusement and amazement, Saltimbanco is a fun show for the whole family to enjoy.

Saltimbanco — from the Italian “saltare in banco,” which literally means “to jump on a bench”—explores the urban experience in all its myriad forms: the people who live there, their idiosyncrasies and likenesses, families and groups, the hustle and bustle of the street and the towering heights of skyscrapers. A signature show, it is inspired by the urban fabric of the metropolis and its colourful inhabitants. Decidedly baroque in its visual vocabulary, the show’s eclectic cast of characters draws spectators into a fanciful, dreamlike world, an imaginary city where diversity is a cause for hope.


Tickets are available on “Biļešu serviss” pay-offices across Latvia and on the internet www.bilesuserviss.lv from 20 LVL. For children until age of 5 tickets cost 7 LVL, scholars until age 15 receive 20% discount (except for tickets on the floor).

About Cirque du Soleil:

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has more than 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 artists from close to 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in 300 cities on five continents. In 2011, Cirque du Soleil will present 22 shows simultaneously around the world. The International Headquarters are based in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com

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“Arena Riga”


Wed, 21 December - PREMIERE
doors open 6pm, show starts at 7pm

Thu, 22 December
doors open 6pm, show starts at 7pm

Fri, 23 December 
doors open 6pm, show starts at 7pm

Sun, 25 December - ADDITIONAL SHOW
doors open 2pm, show starts at 3pm