About Varekai (in Miami)

On January 20, 2006, the Miami Herald listed a few “facts” about Varekai. We thought we’d share them: (http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/

      • Cirque du Soleil began with 20 street performers in 1984 and now
         has nearly 3,000 employees from more than 40 countries.
      • The crew travels with 200,000 pounds of equipment in 52 trucks.
      • Cirque du Soleil brings its own kitchen and school to tour stops. The
         kitchen serves about 400 meals a day.
      • Since its premiere in Montreal in April 2002, Varekai has exceeded
         1,000 performances.
      • Two sets of identical twins perform in the show.
      • There are more than 130 costumes in Varekai.
      • A team of six full-time people work at cleaning, repairing, ironing
         and touching up costumes.