Newspaper article China Post

Cirque Du Soleil's 'OVO' Sprouts Wings to Delight Taipei Audiences

Newspaper article China Post

Cirque Du Soleil's 'OVO' Sprouts Wings to Delight Taipei Audiences

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- "Amazing," exclaimed Tanya. "Encore, Encore," said her 2-year-old sister, Chloe, while clapping at the whimsical creatures that unveiled a world of biodiversity and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion.

The two children were among the 600 guests who attended last night's preview of acclaimed performance "OVO" at the invitation of the organizers, Cirque du Soleil, United Daily News Group ([...]) and Far Eastern Group ([...]).

The show, which will premiere on Tuesday, gets its name from the word "egg" in Portuguese, a timeless symbols of life cycles and birth that represent the underlying thread of the performance. Graphically, "OVO" also hides an insect in its name: The two letters "Os" represent the eyes while the letter "V" forms the nose.

More importantly, "OVO" is where the show starts, with insects intensely curious about a mysterious egg appearing in their midst. …

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