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first_imgAlready seen by over 7 million people around the world, one of the most acrobatically breathtaking shows in the Cirque du Soleil stable – KOOZA – will open under the famous blue-and-yellow Big Top at Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse on Friday 20 January 2017.KOOZA is a colourful, sparkling homage to the traditions of circus and combines thrilling acrobatics with the art of clowning.Tickets for the Melbourne season of KOOZA are now available.Fun Facts about KOOZA:* KOOZA’s beautiful costumes were designed by Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt. She drew inspiration from a wide variety of sources including graphic novels, the painter Klimt, Mad Max movies, timetravel movies, India and Eastern Europe, clock movements, tin soldiers, marching bands and more. This all merges to create a colourful look that alludes to Alice in Wonderland, Baron Munchaüsen and The Wizard of Oz.* All of KOOZA’s performers apply their own make-up. This can take up to two hours!* The Teeterboard act in KOOZA flings artists into the air where they execute quintuple twisting somersaults… and that’s just the prelude!* The name KOOZA is inspired by the Sanskrit word “koza,” which means “box,” “chest” or “treasure,” chosen because one of the underlying concepts of the production is the idea of a “circus in a box.”* There are more than 175 costumes and 160 hats in the show—1,080 items in all, including all the shoes, props, wigs.* The contortionists’ costumes appear to have metal chains and jewels on them. The metallic chains are actually made of elastic and the jewels are silicone, to prevent any injury to the performers.* One army costume features more than 400 individually sewn metallic flaps to create the effect that it is armoured. Melbournelast_img