Northwest NEWS

March 29, 1999

Entertainment

Cirque Ingenieux has sheer theatricality

contortionists

Contortionists Biambasuren and Biambajav.

by Deborah Stone

   Cirque Ingenieux returns to Seattle's Paramount Theatre from March 31-April 4. This new genre of theatrical experience is a collaboration between the European "cirque" tradition and the style and technical expertise of Broadway.

   The show combines theatre, circus, gymnastics, music, and dance with a cast that represents some of the most talented performance artists from around the world. Contortionists, gymnasts, aerialists, and a troupe of dancers, singers, and actors dazzle audiences with their grace, beauty, and awesome physical prowess.

   The production has gained public recognition from audiences of all ages, media, and critics throughout the world for its ability to deliver a spectacle that amazes the eye and mind. For ticket information, call 206-292-ARTS.