Multimedia show about the evolution of life

At a pyramid-shaped venue in Old Montreal, people can take in an hour of video, music, lights, lasers, and kinetic special effects

The Old Port will be home to a unique entertainment venue this summer: a pyramid-shaped theatre that will host a one-of-a-kind spectacle of light, sound and emotion.

The travelling theatre, called PY1, is making its international debut in Montreal and will offer a multi-sensory immersive experience with its show called Through the Echoes, presented by Telus and Accenture.

The concept was created by Cirque du Soleil co-founder Guy Laliberté in collaboration with his company Lune Rouge Entertainment. Designed by Quebec artist Gabriel Coutu-Dumont, the show is a poetic and abstract journey through time and space, from the Big Bang to the present day, finishing with a look into the future.

It aims to use technology to bring spectators together in a collective experience, in a world where technology and social media typically isolates people. The 360-degree show will have video, music, lights, lasers, and kinetic special effects like smoke machines and moving pieces. Spectators will be able to walk around during the show.

The 60-minute show will run six days a week, Tuesday to Sunday, starting June 1 and ending in September, with multiple shows every day.

After the Montreal run, PY1 will launch an international tour beginning in Miami, and then New York.

Tickets cost $35 each, or $95 for a four-person family package, and $300 for groups of 10 people.

The show is not recommended for children under 8. For more information, visit py1.co.

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