Stellar Acrobatics

Cirque du Soleil's egg-themed show makes Dallas-Fort Worth debut

Cirque du Soleil's egg-themed show makes Dallas-Fort Worth debut

Cirque du Soleil: OVO
Cirque du Soleil: OVO will be at Dickies Arena, April 30-May 3, 2020. Photo courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil's egg-themed show Ovo makes its Dallas-Fort Worth debut at the area's hottest new venue: Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, where it will offer six performances between April 30 and May 3, 2020. Sorry, Dallas, that's just how it has to be.

Ovo, which has played around the world for over 10 years, is described in a release as "a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight, and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement."

When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives," the release says. "It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye — and the feeling is mutual."

The show has made prior stops in Texas, including Houston in 2011, and Austin in 2017 — but never Dallas-Fort Worth.

Cirque du Soleil has come through Dallas twice in 2019, with Crystal in Frisco in June, and Amaluna in Grand Prairie, in January; but Ovo marks the Canadian troupe's first appearance in Fort Worth since they presented Varekai at the Fort Worth Convention Center in 2017.

The cast is composed of 52 performing artists from 14 countries. It features over 10 different high-level acrobatic acts such as foot juggling & Icarian games, hand balancing, contortion, aerial straps, slackwire, Russian Cradle, and a signature final act mixing trampoline, tumbling, and rock-climbing.

Advance tickets are available now online to Club Cirque members. Tickets for the general public will be available starting Monday, October 21 at Tickets will start at $45 for adults and $31.50 for children. There will also be senior, military, and student discounts, as well as family packs available.