Cirque du Soleil’s Carmen Ruest

Posted by on Mar 26, 2009 in Interviews

Morrison Pierce interviewed Carmen Ruest (Cirque du Soleil’s Director of Creation of Saltimbanco) while visiting Burdette Ketchum.

Saltimbanco is a signature Cirque du Soleil show with a style that borrows from theatre, dance and music and where spectacular costumes, lighting and make-up take pride of place. The cast of 50 high-caliber artists hail from 20 countries and will amaze audiences with their astonishing acrobatics presented in the unique Cirque style. Full of color, amusement and amazement, Saltimbanco is a fun show for the whole family to enjoy a high intensity acrobatic spectacle.

Tickets are available at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Box Office, online at and, or by phone at (904) 353-3309

Ticket Information:
Adults: From $40 to $95
Children (12 & under): From $32 to $76

Jacksonville Show Schedule:
Wednesday, May 20 and Thursday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 22 & Saturday, May 23 at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 24 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.




  1. Casey Matthews
    March 26, 2009

    I can’t wait. I already have tickets.

  2. morrison
    March 27, 2009

    this will be an exciting week for the arts, if all goes well we should make a behind the scenes film at a local dance studio. these artists have left such a tremendous impact on the lives they touch.

    and this interview is one of my favorites of all time

  3. Byron King
    March 28, 2009

    No doubt. Great interview Morrison. She seems like someone I’d love to to talk to. Her energy is outstanding.

  4. Cirque du Soleil Saltimbanco |
    May 23, 2009

    […] Final run through at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, 5-20-9. Previous interview with Cirque du Soleil’s Carmen Reuest here. […]


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