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Cirque du Soleil's 'Big Top' Returns

This year's show, 'Amaluna,' opens Wednesday, Jan. 22 and runs through March 2.

—By Bay City News Service

Canadian circus troupe Cirque du Soleil's blue and yellow "Big Top" was being raised Thursday in preparation for the touring group's upcoming performances in San Jose.

The raising of the tent, scheduled to begin at 11:45 a.m., marked the start of an eight-day period in which crews will also set up concession and artistic tents, the box office, administrative offices and a kitchen, Cirque du Soleil spokesman Kevin Kopjak said.

The Big Top and the Cirque du Soleil Village will be located in a large lot at North San Pedro and West Taylor streets just east of state Highway 87.

The main tent, which stands 19 meters high, will have seating for more than 2,600 people, he said.

This year's show, "Amaluna," opens in San Jose Wednesday, Jan. 22, and runs through March 2.

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Jeremy Barousse January 17, 2014 at 04:54 PM
Looking forward to buying tickets. Never been to a Cirque du Solei at Taylor Street bridge before!
Marilyn Leonard January 17, 2014 at 05:08 PM
They always put on a great show!
Esmée St James January 17, 2014 at 05:26 PM
Yippeeee... They are awesome!!!!! And no animals involved!
Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz January 18, 2014 at 02:18 AM
A Great Show Indeed!

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