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    Cirque Du Soleil goes extreme with ‘Volta’

    Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore speaks with GTA performers Joey Arrigo and Trevor Bodogh about their path to Cirque Du Soleil and the roles they play in the upcoming new show, “Volta”.

    WHO: Cirque Du Soleil performers Joey Arrigo & Trevor Bodogh

    WHAT: Cirque Du Soleil’s VOLTA

    WHERE: The Port Lands in downtown Toronto

    WHEN: September 7, 2017 - November 12, 2017

    WEBSITE: https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/volta

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    Volta

    Freedom is the ultimate rush. VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves acrobatics in a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score. VOLTA is a story of transformation. It is about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and the power of the group to make that possible. It celebrates freedom as a movement. WAZ, a popular gameshow host, has lost touch with his inner self in the pursuit of fame. But as doubt sets in, WAZ is enlightened by childhood memories as he encounters FREE SPIRITS who open doors to his inner soul he has long kept shut. On his high-voltage search for meaning, will WAZ find the courage to relinquish his fame, reconnect with his true self, and shine bright?

    Joey Arrigo (from Newmarket):

    Joey is an aerialist, contemporary dancer and choreographer and plays the principle character “Waz”, a popular game show host who has lost touch with his inner self in the pursuit of fame. VOLTA is Joey’s second Cirque du Soleil show (he was previously in KOOZA) and you may also recognize him from So You Think You Can Dance Canada— he was an assistant choreographer for Blake McGrath and Mia Michaels on the first three seasons and was one of the finalists on season four.  Here’s a reel of Joey from So You Think You Can Dance Canada that gives you a better sense of what he can do:

    Trevor Bodogh (from St. Catharine’s):

    Trevor is a professional trial bike performer/acrobat on wheels or some call him the “Bycrobat”. Perfectly balanced on his pedals like he’s standing on two feet, Trevor can negotiate his highly customized mountain bike over just about any rock, railing or obstacle in front of him. He went to Sheridan College to study finance before pursuing a career in trial biking. Here is a video of him in action:

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    Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore is heard at 8:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays during the Jazz FM91 Arts Report. And don’t miss his arts and culture interview and entertainment magazine program, Arts Toronto, Sundays between 8-9 a.m.

    To get in touch with Mark it’s mwigmore@jazz.fm

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