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Kurios: Cabinet des Curiosites (in English: Cabinet of Curiosities) is Cirque du Soleil's 34th production. It premiered in 2014, the year of their thirtieth anniversary.
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It tells the story of an inventor who finds his way into a strange new world where the laws of physics don't work the same way they do here. This is the Excuse Plot for a show full of incredible acrobatic stunts, funny moments, and straight-up weirdness.

This show contains examples of:

  • All There in the Manual: As usual for Cirque shows, if you want an in-depth story rundown, you'll need to read either the program or the website.
  • Arc Number: Eleven. The entirety of the show takes place within one minute: 11:11 PM.
  • Audience Participation: The clown takes a woman from the audience onstage and pretends to go on a date with her. He then pretends to be a cat, including pretending to cough up a hairball on her lap.
  • Clock Punk: Clocks and gears everywhere. Most notably, there's a clock on the back wall of the stage: When it ticks over to 11:11, the show starts; when it moves to 11:12, the show ends.
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  • Clockwork Creatures: The Kurios. The suction cup one in particular bears an unsettling resemblance to a Dalek.
  • Costume Porn: Everyone, but a special mention goes to the named characters.
  • Excuse Plot: Cirque du Soleil is not known for having especially thick plots.
  • Mr. Imagination: The Seeker.
  • Non-Ironic Clown: There's one in it.
  • No Flash Photography, Video, or Cell Phones Warning: Also includes a reminder to the audience to turn off their portable telegraphs.
  • Scenery Porn: The stage is very impressive.
  • Singing Simlish and Speaking Simlish: As with most Cirque shows.
  • Ugly Guy Hot Girlfriend: The fat Mr. Microcosmos and a beautiful, unnamed artist. She performs acrobatic contortions on a flying bicycle, and flies away, dropping him a Love Letter on a parachute.
  • Year Outside, Hour Inside: After a fashion. In-universe, only a minute passes during the whole thing; out-of-universe, the show runs substantially longer.
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