Quick Facts

Theater: Aria Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, NV

Writer and Director: Francois Girard

The Straps: At the end of the Aerial Strap act, the Athertons performers fly out 89’.  

105 feet to the cage above the stage. The cable is twice as long as the one used in Varekai

Crew: 70 performers from 12 countries





Photos by Isaac Brekken (c)Cirque du Soleil


Behind the scenes

Zarkana official video

Zarkana™ by Cirque du Soleil® is a spirited voyage through an abandoned theater where an extraordinary circus comes back to life. Populated by a motley collection of off-the-wall characters and incomparable acrobats, Zarkana is a visual vortex set in a twisted acrobatic fantasy universe where, little by little, chaos and craziness give way to a true celebration. Zarkana™ is a quintessential Cirque du Soleil spectacular featuring an international cast of 70 world class acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, high wire and trapeze artists set on a grand stage at ARIA Resort & Casino.

Truly spectacular, awe-inspiring, gorgeous and stunning.
— New York Post
Zarkana showcases what Cirque du Soleil is famous for: the intricate layering of ace circus acts into a beguiling atmosphere with music.
— NY Daily News
As an introduction to the world of Cirque du Soleil, the beautiful and lyrical “Zarkana” is an ideal choice…
— NY Daily News