Cirque du Soleil to Perform in Raleigh

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Watch daring acrobats fly to catchers swinging more than 40 feet above the stage in Cirque du Soleil’s critically acclaimed touring production Alegría, which will perform in Raleigh at the RBC Center July 6-10, 2011, for eight performances.

Alegría is a Cirque du Soleil classic and an internationally acclaimed production that has entertained more than 10 million people across the globe. Alegría is a Spanish word that means happiness, joy and jubilation.

The show features an international cast of 55 performers and musicians from 17 countries and showcases breathtaking acrobatics in acts that include the Synchro Trapeze and the intense and high-energy Aerial High Bars.

In Russian Bars, artists fly through the air and perform spectacular somersaults and mid-air turns, landing with unbelievable precision on narrow bars perched on the sturdy shoulders of catchers.

In Aerial High Bars, aerialists fly to catchers swinging at daring heights above the stage. And Power Track is a brilliant display of synchronized choreography and tumbling on a trampoline system hidden under the stage floor.

The show schedule is as follows: July 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m.; July 8 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; July 9 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; July 10 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $45 to $105. Shows are at the RBC Center at 1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh. Visit for show and ticket information and a seating chart of the venue, or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.

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