TORONTO, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - Cirque du Soleil contortionists from KOOZA, the
latest touring show, attempted to set a new Guinness World Record(TM) for the
Highest Circus Act ever performed today at the top of Toronto's CN Tower. This
feat was performed in the CN Tower's Glass Floor observation deck, 342 meters
above the ground. The four minute act by a trio of contortionists will be
confirmed on October 3rd by Guinness World Record(TM) officials. KOOZA, the
latest Cirque du Soleil touring production celebrates its longest run in
Toronto and is currently playing under the blue and yellow Grand Chapiteau at
the Port Lands through October 21st.
To crown this unique feat, Cirque du Soleil and CN Tower are offering
great savings. Every guest purchasing a ticket at the KOOZA Box Office at the
Port Lands will receive a voucher to purchase CN Tower Total Tower tickets for
only $25 (taxes included)(*). CN Tower guests will receive a voucher for a 25%
discount on a KOOZA ticket(xx).
Toronto artist Bill Wrigley has created a large (50' x 34') and colorful
KOOZA mural on the CN Tower grounds that can be seen from the CN Tower's Glass
Floor. Bill has specialized in professional mural painting for over 25 years
and is recognized in Canada as one of its leading artists in the field. For
information, visit www.billwrigley.com.
KOOZA is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil that combines two
circus traditions - acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show
highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and
fragility, presented in a colorful mélange that emphasizes bold slapstick
humor. Between strength and fragility, laughter and smiles, turmoil and
harmony, KOOZA explores themes of identity, recognition and power. The show is
set in an electrifying and exotic visual world full of surprises, thrills,
chills, audacity and total involvement.
Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du
Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality
artistic entertainment. The company has over 3,800 employees from over 40
different countries, including 1,000 artists. Cirque du Soleil has brought
wonder and delight to more than 70 million spectators in over 100 cities on
five continents. In 2007, Cirque du Soleil will present 15 shows
simultaneously throughout the world. Cirque du Soleil International
Headquarters are in Montreal, Canada. For more information about Cirque du
Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.
Standing tall as the defining landmark of Toronto is the CN Tower,
Canada's National Tower. At 553.33 meters (1,815ft 5in), it is the World's
Tallest Freestanding Tower and an engineering and architectural triumph
designated a Wonder of the Modern World. With breathtaking views from three
observation levels, attractions, shopping and the award-winning 360 The
Restaurant at the CN Tower, the CN Tower is a world-class entertainment and
dining destination and must-see Toronto attraction. www.cntower.ca
(*)Total Tower Ticket includes Look Out, Glass Floor and Sky Pod levels,
Himalamazon and The Height of Excellence film. Retail value $35.11
including taxes. Offer expires November 30, 2007. May not be combined
with any other offer. Offer subject to change and availability. Voucher
has no cash value. Maximum 4 tickets per voucher.
(xx) Category 2 or 3. This offer is available online only.
For further information:
For further information: Carrie Sager, Flip Publicity (For Cirque du
Soleil), (416) 533-7710, ext. 224, firstname.lastname@example.org; Irene Knight, CN
Tower, (416) 601-4729, email@example.com; Kate White, Guinness World Records,
+44 (0)20 7891 4517, Kate.White@guinnessworldrecords.com