Behind the Scenes at KURIOS by Cirque du Soleil

Exciting news for San Francisco. Tonight, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities opens at the Big Top at AT&T Park. Cirque du Soleil chose our (championship) home for the first stop, and tonight  marks the U.S. premiere of the all-new production.

Expect whimsical adventure, incredible acrobatics, and visually amazing sets — in other words, expect Cirque du Soleil.

Loni Stark went backstage during rehearsals and discovered steampunk-inspired costumes, props and set designs. As you’ll see in this Stark Insider video (see below) she also realizes that being a Cirque performer is very possibly not as simple as it looks (she notes she might better as a clown).

Backstage at KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil (Video)
Acrobat and Cirque veteran Roman Polishchuk gives Loni Stark a helping hand, as she attempts to learn Banquine.

Set during the turn of the 20th century during the industrial revolution, KURIOS takes us on a fascinating and historical adventure, revisiting some of humankind’s greatest inventions–the bicycle, the gramophone and telegraph, electricity–along the way.

Ukrainian acrobat Roman Polishchuk plays a “Traveler”. Loni (who looks slightly like a Dalek?) spoke with the (large) gregarious Cirque veteran (1995). “I travel from one side of the earth to the other. We are looking for new culture and things to present to the people.”

KURIOS by Cirque du Soleil at AT&T Park, San Francisco

WATCH: Preview of KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil

Monica Turner
Contributor to Stark Insider for tech, the arts and All Things West Coast for over 10 years.