Cirque du Soleil (Quidam) Returns to Baltimore in August at 1st Mariner Arena

Cirque du Soleil. It's not just a show. It's an experience.

I attended my first show (La Nouba) when I traveled to Disney World, and another show (Totem) just a couple of months ago at Westport in Baltimore, MD. Both were nothing short of amazing. From beginning to end, I was held captive in a world of imagination, creativity, and unbelievable choreography. There were no special effects other than the sheer genius of the writers, casts and the brilliant design of the costumes.

If you have never attended a Cirque du Soleil show, shame on you. I'll admit, I have been very blessed to experience two shows in one year because of the generosity of Cirque du Soleil. However, it is worth the investment. My son still talks about the show and has his ticket stub neatly tucked in a school folder as memorabilia.

Hand To Hand
Photo credit: Al Seib
Costume: Dominique Lemieux, Cirque du Soleil
Aerial Contortion in Silk
Photo credit: Al Seib
Costume: Dominique Lemieux 
Credit: Matt Beard
Costumes: Dominique Lemieux 

I'm excited about Quidam. For one, it's being held at the 1st Mariner Arena which means the show will be even more over-the-top. Two, the story is relatable. About the show:

Young Zoé is bored; her parents, distant and apathetic, ignore her. Her life has lost all meaning. Seeking to fill the void of her existence, she slides into an imaginary world—the world of Quidam — where she meets characters who encourage her to free her soul.
Quidam: a nameless passer-by, a solitary figure lingering on a street corner, a person rushing past and swallowed by the crowd. It could be anyone, anybody. Someone coming or going at the heart of our anonymous society. A member of the crowd, one of the silent majority. The one who cries out, sings and dreams within us all. This is the “quidam” whom this show allows to speak. This is the place that beckons—a place for dreaming and genuine relations where all quidams, by proclaiming their individuality, can finally emerge from anonymity.
Schedule and booking information

1st Mariner Arena
Baltimore, MD

Show Schedule (August 24 - 28, 2011): 
•  Wednesday, August 24 at 7:30pm
•  Thursday, August 25 at 7:30pm
•  Friday, August 26 at 3:30pm and 7:30pm
•  Saturday, August 27 at 3:30pm and 7:30pm
•  Sunday, August 28 at 1pm and 5pm

Category 1, 2, 3
• Adults: From $40 to $85
• Children (12 & under): From $32 to $69
• Military, Seniors & Students: From $36 to $72

A limited number of Premium tickets are also available for all performances.
For show and ticket information, please visit

To purchase tickets to Quidam, visit  or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Disclosure: I'm did not receive monetary compensation for writing this post. I may have the opportunity to receive complimentary tickets to the show. Opinions and views are my own. 

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