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Photo: Cirque du Soleil Alegría: In A New Light

Cirque du Soleil is returning to Tokyo in early 2023 with a new version of a hit show

Alegría: In a New Light will open in Odaiba in February for a four-month run until June 2023

Emma Steen
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Emma Steen

It’s official: after a lengthy hiatus during the pandemic, Cirque du Soleil is set to return to Japan in early 2023. On tour for this upcoming season is Alegría: In a New Light, a revamped version of a show that the company first performed in 1994. 

On the programme for this 135-minute spectacle is an incredible lineup of acrobats, aerialists and fire dancers, who will each perform a series of jaw-dropping stunts that you wouldn’t have believed to be humanly possible. With an ensemble of artists who push their bodies to the limits, Alegría tells a fantastical story of a faraway kingdom which has recently lost its king. In the absence of a ruler, a power struggle has arisen between the kingdom’s old order and a youthful generation hoping to see meaningful change in their land. 

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Photo: Cirque du SoleilAlegría: In A New Light

Through an invigorating musical arrangement featuring live vocalists, along with a striking array of costumes, Alegría (the Spanish word for ‘joy’) will uplift audiences and inspire new beginnings. 

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Photo: Matt Beard, courtesy of Cirque du SoleilAlegria: In a New Light

Alegría: In a New Light will open in Odaiba, Tokyo on February 12 2023 and run through June 4 2023. The show will then move to Osaka, where performances will begin in July 2023.

Tickets for the performances in Tokyo are now available for booking online. Prices start from ¥6,800 for adults, ¥5,800 for students and ¥4,800 for children. 

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