For Immediate Release
January 5, 2012
Cirque du Soleil's Quidam Bus Stops at HDGH
Green screen technology lets hospital staff feel like part of the cast
Cirque du Soleil's Quidam Bus will stop at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital later this week before moving on the the Windsor Family Credit Union for a spectacular 8-performance run of their critically acclaimed Quidam production. The Quidam promotional team will meet and greet staff, patients and visitors presenting their good wishes and show related souvenirs. One of the featured activities will enable staff to have a souvenir photo taken in the Quidam theme using green screen technology. Other activities will include: souvenir postcards, popcorn as well as an opportunity to win show tickets and other prizes.
Friday, January 6, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital, main hallway, above Crossroads Cafe (enter from Goyeau Lobby)
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For more information, contact Steve Erwin, Director of Communications at (519) 973-4433.
Zoé the show's lead character is bored; her parents, distant and apathetic, ignore her. Her life has lost all meaning. Seeking to fill the void of her existence, she slides into an imaginary world - the world of Quidam - where she meets characters who encourage her to free her soul.
Quidam: a nameless passer-by, a solitary figure lingering on a street corner, a person rushing past and swallowed by the crowd. It could be anyone, anybody. Someone coming or going at the heart of our anonymous society. A member of the crowd, one of the silent majority. The one who cries out, sings and dreams within us all. This is the "quidam" whom this show allows to speak. This is the place that beckons - a place for dreaming and genuine relations where all quidams, by proclaiming their individuality, can finally emerge from anonymity.