Zarkana™ by Cirque du Soleil® is a spirited voyage through an abandoned theater where an extraordinary circus comes back to life. Populated by a motley collection of off-the-wall characters and incomparable acrobats, Zarkana is a visual vortex set in a twisted acrobatic fantasy universe where, little by little, chaos and craziness give way to a true celebration. Zarkana™ is a quintessential Cirque du Soleil spectacular, featuring an international cast of 70 world class acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, high wire and trapeze artists set on a grand stage at ARIA Resort & Casino.
Whether you’re a first-time comer to Cirque du Soleil® or a devout fan, prepare to be enchanted by Zarkana™. Written and directed by Francois Gerard, this stunning visual drama follows the excavation of a long-abandoned theater whose spectral inhabitants are steadily reawakening. What emerges is a strange, chaotic, and visually mesmerizing universe that defies description.
You’ll be astounded by the acrobatic performances and delighted by the retinue of colorful characters. Zarkana™ features the talents of 70 performers hailing from all corners of world— high wire walkers, high-flying trapeze artists, amazing jugglers and aerialists.
Among the superb talent showcased in Zarkana™ are the incomparable, Vegas renowned Atherton Twins, who will dazzle you with their aerial strap act. Watch, as these graceful performers glide through the air and out over the theater seats. Set to the seductive melody of Mandragora, this aerial strap act is a parade of motion that’s truly hypnotic.
Witness the art of balance taken to new heights, as the masterful ladder duo attempt a daring rescue of a fellow cast member trapped in a rafter 30 feet above the stage. The ladder duo is a breathtaking feat of balance and verticality you won’t want to miss.
In one of Zarkana’s most daring and visually stimulating feats, a mad scientist has crafted a perilous rolling contraption known as “The Wheel of Death” that’s manned by two acrobatic artists who test the limits of speed and strength.
Zarkana™ is Cirque du Soleil® at its finest, presented to you on the beautiful grand stage at ARIA Resort & Casino.