Step right up, step right up; the circus is in town! Cirque du Soleil rolls into Paris for one month only with a magnificent spectacle, Koozå, that combines two grand circus traditions: acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show follows The Innocent, a naïve loner in search of his place in the world as he meets an array of colourful characters – from the larger-than-life King and his foolish footmen, to the charming and quick-witted Trickster, creator of the Koozå world, and Mad Dog, their playful and lovable four-legged friend.

With a circular stage offering an amazing 260 degree view of the performance, the audience will revel in exciting twists on classic circus acts, from the trapeze and unicycle, to the hoops and high wire. Crowds will no doubt delight in the fearless acrobatics displayed on the “Wheel of Death,” or the perfect somersaults off the Teeterboard. With more than 175 whimsical costumes in the show and an uplifting musical soundtrack (courtesy of a live eight-piece band), Koozå invites audiences on a journey to an exotic fantasy world, where their senses and imaginations are awakened…

Cirque en Chantier, L’île Seguin, November 23 – December 23, showtimes most days 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tel: +33 7 61 16 97 77, Tickets €44–€110