2 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

Written and directed by Dominique Champagne, this Cirque du Soleil production, which is full of fantastical creatures, pays homage to the nomad spirit, the soul and art of the circus tradition, and the endless passion of anyone seeking the path that leads to Varekai. 'Varekai' means 'wherever' in the language of those eternal nomads, the gypsies. It fuses dramatic art and acrobatics with the usual Cirque du Soleil quality as it tells an alternative ending to the Greek myth of Icarus, who flew too close to the sun in his wax wings.


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for the future when you write about us, please make a distinction between "Romani people" known as gypsies and Romanians... read some books, always helps !!!

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There is not such word in Romanian language. You made a mistake and a big ofense to Romanian people. What Cirque du Soleil says about you description?

Dear TimeOut,

Please pay more attention when writing the event description, you are misleading your audience - Varekai is not a Romanian word and the story refers to romani (=gypsies) , not Romanians ,check Wikipedia if you cannot tell the difference. To quote on the first sentence from the  Wikipedia article about Romani : "Not to be confused with Romanians, an unrelated ethnic group and nation, nor with modern or ancient Romans, also unrelated." ...

Gypsies have all the countries, not only Romania, think about it;) and that word is not in Romanian, so change the article or close it! You offense a country because of a mistake. Change it, please!

I am Romanian: the word VAREKAI is not a Romanian word. 

"Varekai is a Cirque du Soleil touring production that premiered in Montréal in April 2002. Its title means "wherever" in the Romani language, and the show is an "acrobatic tribute to the nomadic soul" - 

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