Aviator in Quidam by Cirque du Soleil. Photo by Al Seib.

Cirque du Soleil today announced that the arena touring show Quidam will be performed in the Bay Area in March and April 2011. Seven performances will be held from March 24-27, 2011 at HP Pavilion at San Jose. From April 6-17, only 16 performances will be presented in San Francisco at the Cow Palace.

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Quidam had its world premiere in Montreal under the Big Top in 1996. Since that time, the show has toured on five continents and been experienced by more than 10 million people.

In December 2010, Quidam embarked on a new journey, performing the same captivating production, but now in arenas throughout North America. The international cast features 52 world-class acrobats, musicians, singers and characters.

Young Zoé is bored; her parents, distant and apathetic, ignore her. Her life has lost all meaning. Seeking to fill the void of her existence, she slides into an imaginary world—the world of Quidam—where she meets characters who encourage her to free her soul.

Quidam: a nameless passer-by, a solitary figure lingering on a street corner, a person rushing past and swallowed by the crowd. It could be anyone, anybody. Someone coming or going at the heart of our anonymous society. A member of the crowd, one of the silent majority. The one who cries out, sings and dreams within us all. This is the “quidam” whom this show allows to speak. This is the place that beckons—a place for dreaming and genuine relations where all quidams, by proclaiming their individuality, can finally emerge from anonymity.

QUIDAM by Cirque du Soleil

Ticket Prices

  • Adults: From $40 to $115
  • Children (12 & under): From $32 to $93
  • Military, Seniors & Students: From $36 to $99

QUIDAM in San Jose – HP Pavilion at San Jose

  • Show Schedule (March 24 – 27, 2011):
  • Thursday, March 24 at 7:30pm
  • Friday, March 25 at 3:30pm and 7:30pm
  • Saturday, March 26 at 3:30pm and 7:30pm
  • Sunday, March 27 at 1pm and 5pm

QUIDAM in San Francisco – Cow Palace

  • Show Schedule (April 6 – 17, 2011):
  • Wednesdays at 7:30pm
  • Thursdays at 7:30pm
  • Fridays at 3:30pm and 7:30pm
  • Saturdays at 3:30pm and 7:30pm
  • Sundays at 1pm and 5pm
Monica Turner
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