Cirque du Soleil: Varekai descends from the sky and into the Forum de Beirut


A dormant volcano, a mystical forest and an ancient prophecy… The adventure of Icarus begins.

Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary worlda world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai.

The sky lets go a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world imbued with fantastical creatures, a young man takes flight in an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of pure and undiluted possibility, begins an inspired incantation to a life rediscovered and to a newly found wonder in the mysteries of the world and the mind.

The word Varekai (pronounced ver·ay·’kie) means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsiesthe universal wanderers. Directed by Dominic Champagne, this production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai.

Show Details
Varekai, Cirque du Soleil’s arena touring production, will perform in Beirut at the Forum de Beyrouth from September 7 –11, 2016 for six performances.

Tickets for the general public will be available starting Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at all Antoine ticketing branches by calling +961 1218078 and Entertainment ticketing by calling +961 1494479. Ticket prices range from $50 – $300.
Early bird ticket special are available on certain categories till the end of June.

Show Schedule (September 7-11, 2016):
Wednesday, September 7 at 8:00pm
Thursday, September 8 at 8:00pm
Friday, September 9 at 8:00pm
Saturday, September 10 at 4:30pm and 8:00pm
Sunday, September 11 at 4:30pm

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Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in more than 400 cities in over sixty countries on all continents.

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