Cirque du Soleil: 'OVO', MVM Dome Budapest, 8 - 11 February 2024

  • 9 Feb 2024 7:47 AM
Cirque du Soleil: 'OVO', MVM Dome Budapest, 8 - 11 February 2024
A colourful and energetic show for people of all ages. Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to announce its return to Budapest with its newly revisited high-energy and high-acrobatic production OVO.

An exciting Cirque du Soleil experience, OVO is a colorful intrusion into a new day in the life of insects; a non-stop riot of energy and movement.

Through show-stopping acrobatics highlighting the unique personalities and abilities of selected insect species, OVO explores the beauty of biodiversity in all its contrasts and vibrancy. For its relaunch in 2022, three new acts and new characters were incorporated to the joyful OVO colony to delight audiences of all ages.

OVO will perform in Budapest at MVM Dome from February 8, 2024.

Performance schedule

  • Thursday, February 8 at 19.30

  • Friday, February 9 at 19.30

  • Saturday, February 10 at 15.30 and 19.30

  • Sunday, February 11 at 11.30

About OVO: 

From mighty crickets bouncing off trampolines to a hypnotic spider contorting inside her web, OVO exudes extraordinary showmanship to tickle the imagination. Funny and chaotic, yet adorable and wonderful, OVO charms our inner child with its sweet exuberance.

Comprised of 100 people from 25 different countries, including 52 artists, OVO (“egg” in Portuguese) brings to the stage high-level acrobatic acts redefining the limits of the human body. Since its opening in Montreal in 2009, OVO has thrilled more than 7 million people in over 160 cities and close to 30 different countries.

Source and tickets:

Hungary Today reports:

Cirque du Soleil includes two Hungarian artists who will be performing the Russian cradle in Ovo, finally giving them the opportunity to showcase their outstanding talents to a Hungarian audience, which have earned them the attention of one of the world’s most famous companies.

In the Russian cradle, two bearers stand on a pole, back to back, with a man on each side of them. They throw the ladies, called flyers, between points six meters apart. The artists perform various somersaults and other movements as they fly.

The artists, Tamás Fülemen and Olívia Kapitány, gave an interview to Index about how they came to join the company.

“I was introduced to gymnastics when I was 6 or 7 years old, then I quickly switched to trampoline gymnastics and was a national team member for 4 or 5 years. Then it was time to change schools and I went to an artist school after primary school. That is where I first met Russian cradle, and I got my first taste of the catcher’s role back in 2016, Fülemen explained.

Then, from one moment to the next, the artist found himself in Cirque du Soleil.

“I finished working with my group in 2020, after the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo, and then the opportunity came up to audition for Cirque du Soleil in Budapest. (…) Then I received an invitation from Soleil, followed by a three-month training at the Cirque’s base,” he added.

Like him, another Hungarian artist, Olívia Kapitány, started her career as a gymnast and was a member of the Hungarian national team for many years.

“I started doing gymnastics when I was 6 and was a member of the national team. I had my eye on the Russian cradle as early as 2012. (…) Soleil had a workshop in Budapest in May 2021, I applied and was accepted, and Tamás helped me arrange a five-week training in Saudi Arabia in November 2022, where I was found suitable for this career and was accepted into the group. I have been working here ever since and have been a member of Ovo since February 2023,” she stated.

For the Hungarian artists, who both come from the world of competitive sport, the circus and the performing world seemed like a sharp change at the beginning, but they find it much harder to perform as artists on a daily basis than in competition.

The question may arise: what is the key to Cirque du Soleil’s and Ovo‘s success? “The 100 members of the company come from 25 different countries and there are many different nationalities.

There are 52 artists in the production (Ovo), and in our group there are Russians, Ukrainians, a Brazilian girl, Portuguese, and Uruguayans. It is quite a colorful mix within the company, which definitely benefits the production,” Kapitány pointed out.

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