OC FAIR & EVENT CENTER in Costa Mesa: October 15 through November 29, 2015
KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities™ premiered to the world in Montréal in April 2014 and is Cirque du Soleil’s 35th production. Since its debut, the critics have been raving: “KURIOS is Cirque du Soleil’s strongest act in years…one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen on a stage” (Toronto Star) and “KURIOS is the best Cirque du Soleil show in a long time.” (San Francisco Chronicle).
Written and directed by Michel Laprise, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities™ is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed. The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker’s Cabinet of Curiosities.
In an alternate yet familiar past, in a place where wonders abound for those who trust their imagination, a Seeker discovers that in order to glimpse the marvels that lie just below the surface, we must first learn to close our eyes. In his larger-than-life curio cabinet, the Seeker is convinced that there exists a hidden, invisible world – a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams lie waiting. A collection of otherworldly characters suddenly steps into his makeshift mechanical world. When the outlandish, benevolent characters turn his world upside down with a touch of poetry and humor in an attempt to ignite the Seeker’s imagination, his curios jump to life one by one before his very eyes.
Junior and Senior high school students interested in learning more about Soka University’s rigorous academic curriculum and international student body are invited to attend Lions Roar Student Campus Day on October 24th.
Soka offers a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and has a current undergraduate enrollment of 450 students from 35 countries. The average class size is 12 and the student-faculty ratio is 8:1. All students study a non-native language and must study abroad for a semester during their junior year. This is a requirement for graduation and the cost is included in tuition. Admission is selective and considers GPA, SAT or ACT scores, motivation (work on that essay!) and leadership. Soka
University provides a generous array of financial aid and grants based upon both need and merit – and students whose parents make $60,000 or less per year may be eligible for full tuition scholarships. Soka is ranked #4 Best Value for National Liberal Arts Colleges in US News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2016.”
Curious? Lions Roar runs from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm and includes sessions on admission and financial aid, student life, study abroad and careers services. Guided walking tours of campus, a complimentary lunch and Student Talent Blast are also included in the program.
Soka University is located at 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo at the intersection of Wood Canyon Drive and University. For a map and driving directions see www.soka.edu/directions.
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