Acrobatic Spectacle Zarkana by Cirque Du Soleil to Open at Aria Resort & Casino in October, 2012

April 8, 2012 by  

Zarkana Wheel of Death
, the surreal acrobatic spectacle by Cirque du Soleil, will open at ARIA Resort & Casino with previews starting in October and an official opening slated for November. The production will take up residency at ARIA after Viva ELVIS ends its run in August (Pictured above: Wheel of Death – Photo credit: Jeremy Daniel, Richard Termine)

Following unprecedented success in Madrid and at Moscow’s Kremlin State Palace Theatre as well as two summers at the legendary Radio City Music Hall, Zarkana will find a permanent home in Las Vegas. More than 1.2 million guests have been awed by Zarkana and the show has been touted by press as “Aah-Inspiring” (The New York Times) and “Truly spectacular, awe-inspiring, gorgeous and stunning” (New York Post).

Zarkana Wheel Hoops

Zarkana Wheel Hoops

Photo credit: Jeremy Daniel, Richard Termine

“Zarkana is a production of the perfect size and scope for the beautiful theater at ARIA. With a high level of acrobatic performance, the show has garnered public appeal around the world. We are pleased that visitors to Las Vegas will be able to experience the show and feel that Zarkana is a perfect complement to the portfolio of Cirque du Soleil shows on The Strip,” says Cirque du Soleil President and CEO Daniel Lamarre.

Zarkana Banquine

Zarkana Banquine

Photo credit: Jeremy Daniel, Richard Termine

Bill McBeath, ARIA’s President and COO, said, “We look forward to welcoming the cast and crew of Zarkana later this year. We’re certain they will love their new home and we’re equally certain that audiences from around the world will be wowed by this incredible production.”

About the Show
Zarkana is an acrobatic spectacle that blends circus arts with the surreal to create a world where physical virtuosity rubs shoulders with the bizarre. Zarkana is a visual vortex set in a slightly twisted fantasy universe where, little by little, chaos and craziness give way to festivity and love regained. The diverse cast of more than 75 international artists transports the audience into a fantastical and suspenseful world, blurring the boundaries between the real and imaginary.

Individual and group tickets for Zarkana at ARIA will go on-sale in mid-April for preview performances starting in October. Tickets can be purchased by calling 702 531 3800 or 866 799 7711. Tickets can also be purchased on-line at or or by visiting any MGM Resorts ticket office.

About Cirque du Soleil
Since 1984, the company has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in over 40 countries in more than 300 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries. For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website at

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