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Cirque du Soleil OVO

When: Aug. 9-11, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 12, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 13, 1:30 & 5 p.m. 2017

It’s a fusion of ants and acrobatics, beetles and balancing, and dragonflies and dancing this August with Cirque du Soleil’s OVO, which tells the story of an insect world rocked by the appearance of a mysterious egg — ovo, in Portuguese. Highlights include ants juggling food with their feet, scarabs doing aerial trapeze artistry, butterflies swinging from a rope, and a spider unicycling on a slackwire. “Most people think the bug world is only disgusting, creepy, and dark, but when you look at it from very close it’s actually very colorful,” says Nicolas Chabot, Cirque du Soleil’s publicist. “Our circus artists are all moving differently, so they decided to translate bugs into circus acts and circus acts into bugs.” The show concludes with Wall, where over 20 performers run, jump, and climb a 26-foot vertical wall without harnesses or other supports.

Jakob Lazzaro

Price: $37+

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