The name OVO™ means “egg” in Portuguese. This timeless symbol of
the life cycle and birth of numerous insects represents the underlying
thread of the show. Graphically, OVO hides an insect in its name: The
two letter “Os” represent the eyes while the letter “V” forms the nose.
OVO is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life,
where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in
a non-stop riot of energy and movement. The insects’ home is a world
of biodiversity and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of
When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are
awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that
represents the enigma and cycles of their lives.
It’s love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this
bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye—and
the feeling is mutual.
OVO is overflowing with contrasts. The hidden, secret world at our
feet is revealed as tender and torrid, noisy and quiet, peaceful and
chaotic. And as the sun rises on a bright new day the vibrant cycle
of insect life begins anew.
The cast of OVO comprises 54 performing artists from 16 countries
and director Deborah Colker, a renowned choreographer, has integrated
dance movements into many of the numbers in the show. Deborah Colker
is the first female Director at Cirque du Soleil®.
OVO features many acrobatic acts including a stunning flying trapeze
act: Six flyers fly as high as 14m, making this act the biggest of its
kind ever presented under a Grand Chapiteau by Cirque du Soleil.
This act is the most difficult in the world to execute in terms of
the distance between stations. It combines many circus disciplines:
banquine, Russian swing and swinging chair. The finale features 20
artists running; jumping and leaping straight up an 8m vertical wall.
Come check this show out before it leaves Atlanta!
The Backstage Beat will be there watching Thursday so look for the review!