Got Saltimbanco? Honolulu Will Starting Oct. 30

Posted: August 8, 2008 by Nathan Kam in Family & Friends, Hawaiian Islands, Oahu, On The Job
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Saltimbanco's colorful and surreal Chinese poles act.

There is no other way to describe Cirque du Soleil’s amazing shows than simply a feast for the eyes and the imagination. Kelly and I have enjoyed the experience of seeing Mystere and Zumanity in Las Vegas and have left the theater with our jaws on the floor. Talk about entertainment to the Nth degree.

So when the announcement came last week that the Saltimbanco Arena Tour was making a stop at the Neal Blaisdell Arena (October 30 to November 16, 2008), I immediately got excited about the opportunity to see a Cirque show right here in Honolulu. But wait! What the heck is Saltimbanco? Well, according to a press release the show is described by organizers as follows:

Saltimbanco belongs to the emblematic style of Cirque du Soleil – a signature Cirque du Soleil show with a style that borrows from theatre, dance and music and where spectacular costumes, lighting and make-up take pride of place. The current cast of 49 artists, 15 of whom were part of the show’s original big top tour, hail from Canada and 20 other countries. Full of colour, amusement and amazement, Saltimbanco is a fun show for the whole family to enjoy, a great outing for everyone!

Sounds like the prefect event for the Kam family and you can count us in for the show! How about you? Tickets range from $40 to $95 for adults and $32 to $76 for children (12 and under). To purchase online, visit

To give you a visual idea of what Saltimbanco is all about, here’s a promotional video for the show I found on YouTube. Enjoy and see you at the show!


[Photo credit: Olivier Samson Arcand/Cirque du Soleil]

  1. […] and I held up our earlier promise and went to see the show last night. I’ll be honest that I was a bit skeptical about just how […]

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