KOOZA is pure MAGIC!

It’s a nostalgic nod to the circus of your childhood, a return to the art of clowning where the fun and laughter is non-stop from start to finish!

KOOZA: A Traditional Circus Homage

While the show notes says:

KOOZA is a return to Cirque du Soleil’s origins, it combines acrobatic performance and the art of clowning, while exploring fear, identity, recognition and power. The Innocent’s journey brings him into contact with comic characters from an electrifying world full of surprises, thrills, audacity and total involvement.


We absolutely agree that “KOOZA is a show that blends, almost to perfection, its subcontinental sounds, its stunning lighting and costumes with theatrical ingenuity and acrobatic wonder.” (The Indepedent, London)

Dreaming of watching Cirque du Soleil

As an immigrant newcomer, I have always dreamed of attending one of Cirque du Soleil’s world-famous shows.

After all, Cirque was a Quebec-made, proudly Canadian company that took the Art of Circusing (that’s a proper word, yes?) into a stratospheric level.  It became the GOLD Standard of Circus performance known the world over.



Back then, that dream seemed so unreachable. Even when we were in Las Vegas, I was hoping to catch some of the Cirque du Soleil shows that were in residency in famous hotels like the “O” in the Bellagio and “KA” in the MGM Grand Hotel.

Alas, they were not to be as they were out of my budget at that time…



You just have to keep on believing.

I have been so fortunate that my family and I have attended many a Cirque du Soleil shows over the years. Even more fortunate to attend its many premieres (from Ottawa to Montreal to Toronto) and was even granted the privilege of going behind the scenes.


When Allegria and Totem came to town, me and the Twenty York Street Team were granted the unique opportunity to not only attend the rehearsal night (which means that the entire show was performed in front of a handful of members of the media so we had the Big Top all to ourselves! Talk about Super VIP!) but we also got to enter backstage to see the magic behind the scenes and to interview some of the Cirque du Soleil cast.

KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil hosts a Successful Premiere in Gatineau at Place des Festivals Zibi

As to be expected for any production by Cirque du Soleil, KOOZA’s premiere in the nation’s capital was absolutely festive!
The energy was abuzz at Place des Festivals Zibi and the entertainment top notch even before the guests stepped into the Big Top. Guests were warmly welcomed with champagne, wine, drinks and popcorn at last Friday’s premiere at KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil, presented by Sun Life Global Investments.
The audiences were surprised and thoroughly delighted by the acrobatic extravaganza and bold comedy with each act more stunning than the last.

If you’ve been to other Cirque shows, you will find KOOZA to be more lighthearted. While it may not be full of death defying stunts (there are still some, don’t you worry!) it is definitely full of life affirming laughter and fun!

It’s no big surprise that KOOZA’s first performance in Gatineau ended with a standing ovation under the Big Top!

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Going Back to Basics: KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil at the Big Top in Place des Festivals Zibi, Gatineau

KOOZA is pure MAGIC!

It’s a nostalgic nod to the circus of your childhood, a return to the art of clowning where the fun and laughter is non-stop from start to finish!

It’s uncomplicated yet rich in excitement and surprises. It guarantees to leave the audience, young and young at heart, thoroughly delighted that you’ll end up screaming for more!

KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil Delivers on the Much-needed Laughter and Joy

As the world slowly recovers from more than 2 years of isolation and physical and social distancing due to the pandemic, KOOZA is exactly what we need right now. It will surely lift your spirits and you will leave the Big Top with lots of joyful memories that will last a lifetime.

Warning: tickets are indeed selling fast. Go get yours today!

There are options for group tickets as well as the MasterCard VIP Experience, which comes with a number of exclusive perks such as food and drinks and dedicated entrance.

No matter which seats you choose, you are guaranteed an absolutely great time as Cirque du Soleil do design each show and Big Tent configuration with the audience’s pleasure and convenience in mind.
In addition to that, the Big Top sits right on the border of Ontario and Quebec. Places des Festivals Zibi is on the unceded land of the Algonquin Territory and offers an unparalleled view of both Ottawa and Gatineau.
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KOOZA is definitely becoming one of my favourite Cirque shows to date!

You will laugh. You will cry… (from too much laughter!) and you will ABSOLUTELY LOVE it!

DO NOT miss KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil is presented at the Place des Festivals Zibi until September 25, 2022.

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