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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Get prepared to be amazed for Quidam. It's a Cirque du Soleil show that starts at the KFC Yum! Center with the first performance Wednesday night.
Forty-five performers from 20 different countries will take center stage. They spent the afternoon practicing Wednesday.
"It's a brand new storyline for Louisville, and this time around, Cirque du Soleil brings you to the imaginary world of a little girl, and we left nothing behind," said Jessica Leboeuf, the Quidam Spokeswoman says. "We bring 15 trucks of equipment into the Yum! Center to transform it into the world of Quidam."
The show says Quidam is a nameless passer-by, a solitary figure lingering on a street corner, a person rushing past and swallowed by the crowd. It could be anyone, anybody.
Grace Demoura is from Brazil and has been with the family-friendly show for eight years. She's obviously not scared of heights.
She says, "It's kind of a lifetime training. I've been training since I was a kid, since I was a gymnast."
There are no nets to catch them if they fall, but Demoura says, "In ropes I feel OK, because mentally I have the connection with the rope to the floor. It's OK and I trust my body and what I'm doing."
The show has elaborate costumes that take up one semi trailer and are worth more than $2 million. There are 2,500 costume pieces.
Quidam will have seven shows at the KFC Yum! Center through Sunday. It's set up around the stage like a theatre with 3,000 seats so people will be close to the action.
Tickets are still available for all of the shows. There are student and military discounts, as well as family four packs of tickets.