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The Saltimbanco Bus, a troupe of street performers, is traveling the country to announce the upcoming engagements of the U.S. Saltimbanco Cirque du Soleil tour. They will make an appearance Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 5-7 p.m. at Old Dominion University Theatre in the Green Space between 46th and 47th Streets directly off Monarch Way.

For this stop at ODU, the Saltimbanco bus characters will be talking to students and visitors about their costumes, make-up, and how they became involved with the Cirque du Soleil. Stilt walkers, jugglers, and mimes will provide entertainment.

Saltimbanco-from the Italian "saltare in banco," which literally means "to jump on a bench"-explores the urban experience in all its myriad forms: the people who live there, their idiosyncrasies and likenesses, families and groups, the hustle and bustle of the street and the towering heights of skyscrapers. Between whirlwind and lull, prowess and poetry, Saltimbanco takes spectators on an allegorical and acrobatic journey into the heart of the city.

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.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Katherine Hammond at khammond@odu.edu or call (757) 683-3114.

This article was posted on: September 28, 2007

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