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Cirque Éloize Returns with HOTEL!

The internationally renowned Cirque Éloize, which brought to the Center for the Performing Arts the seductive Rain, the amazing iD, the vibrant Cirkopolis, and the wildly Western Saloon, returns in October 2018 with its latest production, HOTEL.

The Center for the Performing Arts is offering the opportunity for investors to support its co-commissioning of HOTEL. By becoming an investor, you will provide important support for the creation of HOTEL and, in turn, receive exclusive investor benefits.

The Center for the Performing Arts previously co-commissioned the company’s two internationally touring productions—Saloon, which made its Eisenhower debut in September 2016; and Cirkopolis, which made its Penn State debut in 2013 and went on to win a 2014 Drama Desk Award for best Unique Theatrical Experience in New York City.

Saloon, called “earthy, tough, and quick on the draw” in a review by Hartford Courant, has toured throughout North America and Europe, and from October 2018 through January 2019 will perform throughout Canada and France. Through 2018, the troupe will take Cirkopolis to stages throughout Asia, Europe, and the United Kingdom.

As an investor in HOTEL, you can experience the thrill of seeing the success of a new work as it follows in the footsteps of Saloon and Cirkopolis. No matter where the productions are performed, the Center for the Performing Arts and Penn State are associated with it.

What is HOTEL?

Cirque Éloize celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary with a visit to the poetic universe of HOTEL.

HOTEL is a place where everyone is a stranger—to each other, to a place, and to local customs. It’s a place where colorful, ornamental projections highlight an art deco set design, where circus movements are magnified, and where voice ties together three generations of visitors to this grand destination.

Spectators are welcomed into the lobby of a timeless world featuring acrobatics, theatre, live music, and dance in a stopover where lives intersect, collide, and juxtapose for a moment to create memories.

What is Cirque Éloize?

A world leader in contemporary circus arts, Cirque Éloize has been creating performances filled with magic since 1993. Based on the multidisciplinary talents of its artists, Cirque Éloize expresses its innovative nature through theatricality and humanity.

The Montreal company combines circus arts with music, dance, and theatre to fashion groundbreaking, original works. Cirque Éloize has presented almost 5,500 performances in more than three dozen countries.


Creating a Legacy Through Commissioning

The Center for the Performing Arts supports the development of new works by innovative arts creators and brings these commissioned works to Penn State for central Pennsylvania audiences to experience. Commissioned works are then perpetually associated with Penn State in performances throughout the world.

Through its commissions, the Center for the Performing Arts becomes a participant in the creation of a performing arts legacy. Now, you have a chance to be a part of that legacy by investing in Cirque Éloize’s newest creation. Become a HOTEL investor today!


How Can You Be a Part of HOTEL?

As you can imagine, commissioning a new work is an extraordinary endeavor, and we want to share that excitement with you.

With a commissioning investment of $300, you will become an investor in HOTEL and will receive:

  • A commemorative HOTEL poster;
  • An invitation for two to an exclusive investor party that is being planned for the evening of Tuesday, October 2;
  • A name listing, as a HOTEL investor, in the performance program;
  • Featured recognition in the Center for the Performing Arts 2018–2019 annual report;
  • Recognition of the investor group from the stage at the HOTEL performance;
  • Updates, messages, stories, and interviews related to the performance sent directly to your email address.


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