© Matt Beard

The world's largest circus troupe returns to Paris this December with its latest spectacle. 'Quidam' tells the story of Zoe, a young girl who tires of the banalities of the adult world and retreats into the wonders her own imagination. Nothing original, granted – but the Cirque du Soleil's stories have always served as pretexts for scenes of breathtaking acrobatic dexterity. Olympic athletes, expert stuntmen and professional dancers decked out in zany costumes come together to do beautiful things with their bodies, while diabolos, Cyr wheels and various other carnivalesque contraptions fly overhead. Tickets may cost a pretty penny, but the Canadian company never disappoints.

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