The Kawaller Report: Cirque du Soleil Edition

The iconic circus act invited LAMag for a sneak peek at their new show…and subjected us to various degradations

The renowned circus and acrobatics spectacle Cirque du Soleil will premiere a new show, Corteo, in Los Angeles in March. An Italian word meaning “funeral procession,” Corteo looks back on a life of a fictional clown who spent his days jumping on mattresses and scaling lighting fixtures.

Cirque reached out directly to roving LAMag reporter and physical simpleton Ben Kawaller with an offer for juggling lessons…and a glimpse at the upcoming extravaganza.

Corteo runs from March 23–April 30 at the Microsoft Theater. Tickets and more info at

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