Photos: ‘Quidam’ enchants at BMO Harris Bank Center

Cirque du Soleil’s “Quidam” performed five shows at Rockford’s BMO Harris Bank Center Wednesday-Saturday, June 13-16. The show’s international cast features 52 world-class acrobats, musicians, singers and characters. The story focuses on Zoé (played by Alessandra Gonzales, right in photo), whose distant and apathetic parents ignore her, forcing her to fill the void of her existence with the imaginary world of Quidam — where she meets characters (such as Target, played by Ardee Dionisio, left in photo) who encourage her to free her soul. (Photo by Todd Reicher)
Mark Ward performs as John in "Quidam." (Photo by Todd Reicher)

Mengyi Wang performs a diabolos juggling routine during "Quidam" at Rockford's BMO Harris Bank Center. (Photo by Todd Reicher)
Bunny played by Mei Bouchard (from left), Boum Boum played by JP Viens and Jujube played by Kirill Tyurganov in "Quidam." (Photo by Todd Reicher)
Aerial contortionist Tanya Burka. (Photo by Todd Reicher)
Skipping ropes (from left) are Kirill Tyurganov, Rafael Munhoz, Norihisa Taguchi, Kata Banhegyi and Serhii Zabiyaka. (Photo by Todd Reicher)
Aerial hoops performers are (from left) Julie Cameron, Meghan Miller and Danila Bim. (Photo by Todd Reicher)

From the June 20-26, 2012, issue

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