The Cirque du Soleil KOOZA village is in town through August 16. Here are some interesting tidbits about our guests:
*KOOZA had its world premiere in April 2007 in Montreal and has played in approximately 47 cities in 12 countries on three different continents.
*More than 4 million people have seen KOOZA.
*The cast and crew of KOOZA represent Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Ecuador, France, Hungary, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United States and United Kingdom.
*French and English are the main languages spoken on tour; other languages are Chinese, Spanish and Russian.
*About 120 people travel with the tour, including 100 members of the cast and crew, and the rest are spouses and children. Fifty of the employees are performers.
*KOOZA is good business for Virginia Beach. The tour relies on locals for many essentials such as food, bio-diesel fuel, machinery, food and beverages, supplies for patrons, banking services, delivery services, recycling and waste management. KOOZA is injecting a significant amount of money into our local economy.
*During each city engagement, more than 120 locals are hired to help with ticketing, seating, janitorial services, administration, set up and tear down.
*The kitchen employs one kitchen manager and three cooks.
*Two performance medicine specialists travel with the tour.
KOOZA is live under the Big Top at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
Tickets start at $35.
Please visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/kooza for details.
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