Cirque Du Soleil – CORTEO

A cast of over 50 acrobats, actors, singers, and musicians from around the world make up Corteo by Cirque Du Soleil. They’ll be arriving in Rockford, Illinois this week for six performances at the BMO Harris Bank Center.


This unique production directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca premiered in Montreal in April 2005 and has visited 64 cities in 19 countries. CORTEO, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.

The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music, by turns lyrical and playful, carries CORTEO through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.


  • Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm
  • Friday, April 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 3:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 1:00 pm
  • Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Presented by BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm Street, Rockford. The phone number is 815-968-5222.


Tickets can be purchased online or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-653-8000.

Ticket prices start at about $42.

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