Cirque Du Soleil Corteo

Win A Family 4-Pack To Opening Night Of Cirque Du Soleil’s Corteo!

Disclosure, I was provided with tickets to the show in exchange for this post.

It wasn’t until my daughter started gymnastics a few years ago that I could truly appreciate the beauty and difficulty of a Cirque Du Soleil show. I’m sure that sounds ridiculous because of course it’s difficult to do what they do, but after seeing my daughter break her arm on a relatively common gymnastics move, I can’t imagine the skill and concentration it must take to fly through the air, gripping only a piece of metal or cloth the way the Cirque performers do!

In fact, up until recently, I thought there were open tryouts for Cirque Du Soleil and had even started putting together my audition portfolio. As it turns out, being really good at softball and a decent all around athlete in your youth does not qualify you for Cirque fame… Oh well, I’m sure I’ll be able to use these photos for something else down the road.

Canadian Dad Cirque Du Soleil Audition

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While a career in acrobatics may not be in my future, I will certainly be attending the upcoming Cirque Du Soleil show, Corteo, with my family when it comes to my hometown of Ottawa from June 27 to July 1 at the Canadian Tire Centre this summer. To celebrate it’s arrival, I want you to be able to enjoy the show, too!! If you’d like to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to opening night of the show in Ottawa, simply fill out as many entries as you’d like on the Rafflecopter form below and I’ll choose a winner in a couple weeks!

“Join the parade and get carried away with life!”

CORTEO 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. You can get a sneak peek of the show by checking out this Cirque Du Soleil’s Corteo Trailer!

If this is your first time attending a Cirque Du Soleil show, I am so excited for you and promise you will be counting the minutes until they return again! Hope to see you there!!

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82 replies
  1. Renee M Binette
    Renee M Binette says:

    I got to see a few. What i love about them is all the hard work they do. It doesn’t matter where you are seating cause there is always something amazing to look at. I could probably go see the same one 5 times and still see new things. This time I would love to bring my kids and show them the joy of a Cirque du Soleil.

  2. Olga
    Olga says:

    I’ve been lucky enough to see a few Cirque shows (albeit many many years ago!!). I loved them! Everything is meticulous, the routines, the costumes, and the music. It is visual artistry – a feast for the eyes!

  3. Kim D'Angelo
    Kim D'Angelo says:

    I’ve never seen a show but would love nothing more than to bring my little gymnasts and see the awe on their faces.

  4. Heather Sibley
    Heather Sibley says:

    I’ve been lucky enough to see 3 different Cirque shows. I’d love to see this one! Every one is so unique.

  5. joy
    joy says:

    yes! I love Cirque du Soleil – their shows are thrilling and truly AWE-some!! I love the artistry, the athleticism, the costumes, the music, the humour…. all of it!!

  6. Rose S
    Rose S says:

    My husband and I saw Zumanity while we were in Vegas a couple of years ago. Such an amazing show!! My kids were jealous that we got to see a Cirque show and would absolutely love this! Thanks for the chance!

  7. Kathleen Gardiner
    Kathleen Gardiner says:

    My husband and I have been to a few Cirque shows and loved them. We haven’t had the opportunity to bring our 7 year olds yet and that would be terrific. Better yet, the show is in Ottawa and we are long overdue to visit friends and family in Ottawa!!! What a great way to celebrate the end of a school year!

  8. Nicole J
    Nicole J says:

    I’ve been to a Cirque performance before but my family hasn’t.

    I’d LOVE for my entire family to experience this show.

    Thanks for the chance!

  9. Angie Chiao
    Angie Chiao says:

    Yes, I have seen a Cirque show before a long long time ago. It was magnificent & beautiful. I would love to see this show with my family! 🙂

  10. Kim Tanti
    Kim Tanti says:

    I have never been to a Cirque show. I would LOVE to see one. They look so elegant (not as elegant as you) . I would love to be able to move like the acrobatics.

  11. Andy H
    Andy H says:

    I haven’t been to a Cirque production for a while. Would love to see it! Thanks for the re-stoking of interest!

  12. Leeanne C
    Leeanne C says:

    I took my daughter to see a Cirque Du Soleil show years ago because she’s a dancer and they have several numbers with acrobatics and dance combined which caught her attention. They keep you wanting more. Would be amazing to go see another show.

  13. Shelina Alibhai
    Shelina Alibhai says:

    I have seen a Cirque show in Ottawa with my daughter and sister. But would like to take my Boys.
    thank you

  14. Elizabeth Vlug
    Elizabeth Vlug says:

    We have seen several Cirque Du Soleil shows, each one unique and fascinating. I love the acrobats, the story lines and the music too. We were even lucky enough to see O in Vegas. Thanks for this chance!

  15. EvelynG
    EvelynG says:

    I have only seen one Cirque show and it was about 15 years ago. It was awesome!!! I loved the entire show, the music and the acrobatics!!

  16. Serena M
    Serena M says:

    I love Cirque!!!! Have gone to so many of their performances in Orlando, Toronto and even in London UK! Am
    Moving to Ottawa so this would be a perfect way to get over home sickness….and to continue dreaming about leaving my day job to become a famous acrobat! Hope you and your family are well Chris!

  17. Tammi L.
    Tammi L. says:

    I can’t enter because I’m not in Ottawa but wanted to say that it is my FAVOURITE thing to go to in VEGAS… any one of them!

  18. Chandra
    Chandra says:

    We have never been to a show but have always dreamt of! I think it would be exciting to see the creative uniqueness of the show.

  19. Paulette Routliffe
    Paulette Routliffe says:

    I have seen a Cirque performance and it was awesome! I would love for my children to experience it as well.

  20. Ally
    Ally says:

    I went to a Cirque show (Mystere) in Vegas a few summers ago. I had always wanted to see Cirque de Soleil and I was not disappointed. The acrobatics were awesome. My daughter has asked to see the Corteo show and I would love to take her.

  21. Stephanie L.
    Stephanie L. says:

    I saw a Cirque du Soleil show when I was a kid and I loved it. It’s such a beautiful set and costumes are amazing. I’d love to see one again.

  22. Daniela Plume
    Daniela Plume says:

    I love cirque de soleil. i caught a show in ottawa. the music, costumes, and acrobatics were mesmerizing. I would love to experience this again.

  23. Kristi
    Kristi says:

    Ive seen one Cirque du Soleil show and I was really disappointed. So was my husband (who saw another show before and LOVED it)

  24. Shannon
    Shannon says:

    Cirque de soleil is so creative. It is a magical experience for the young and old. I would love for the whole family to experience it.

  25. Moriah Creighton
    Moriah Creighton says:

    I saw a show years ago, with my daughter in a snuggly. She us now 12, and obviously doesn’t remember. Her brother didn’t even exist yet. I would love to be able to visit that giant tent again with my Girlchild, Boychild and Manchild. Thank you for the opportunity. I hope that you wear your orange spotty tights when you go!

  26. Tanya
    Tanya says:

    Cirque du Soleil never fails to impress. We don’t go every year, but this is something we have always enjoyed as a family. My parents have never been to a show and I’d love to be able to take them to this one!

  27. Angel
    Angel says:

    We’ve never been to a cirque du soleil show. We’ve been waiting until kids are slightly older to take them to Montreal to see the show. It’s great that they’re coming to Ottawa!

  28. Valerie Mallette
    Valerie Mallette says:

    I’ve seen several Cirque Du Soleil shows. The shows deliver a beautiful, artistic story with feats of athleticism that make it impossible to look away, I love it.


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