Everyone knows that Baton Rouge, Louisiana is one of the best places to be to celebrate Mardi Gras, but there are a lot of other exciting celebrations, festivals, and events here for your enjoyment all throughout the year. After all, big cities attract big names! Cherry Creek Apartments hopes to direct you to an incredible performance this coming month, specifically Cirque du Soleil’s presentation OVO.
Cirque du Soleil returns to Baton Rouge in April 2016 with OVO, its newest touring show in arenas. The production will be presented at the Baton Rouge River Center April 14-17 for just six performances, as part of a global tour in arenas around North America. Thrilling more than 4.5 million people worldwide since the show premiered in Montreal in 2009 as a Big Top show, OVO will embark on a new journey, performing the same captivating production, but now in arenas, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their own town.
OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight, and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye — and the feeling is mutual.
The cast of OVO is comprised of fifty performing artists from twelve countries, specializing in many acrobatic acts. One highlight of OVO is the stunning Flying Act in which a group of scarabs soar high above the stage, from both edges to the middle platform.
Do you prefer basketball to gymnastics? The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Baton Rouge on Sunday, April 3. The Harlem Globetrotters have been preparing for their most epic tour in history, as the world-famous team celebrates its 90th anniversary world tour. A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball-handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages.