Cirque du Soleil Audience Sprayed With Oil Due to Mechanical Issue

A mechanical problem just minutes into a Cirque du Soleil show in Washington on Friday night caused a portion of the audience, as well as performers on stage, to be sprayed with vegetable oil.

The mess happened when a hose broke loose in the stage’s hydraulics and sprayed the vegetable-based oil everywhere. The mechanical issue caused the show, titled VOLTA, to be canceled.

Cirque du Soleil said in a statement, “Tonight, during the first half of the 8:00 PM performance of VOLTA in Redmond, a problem in the hydraulic system caused a hose to break loose and spill some vegetable-based oil out onto the stage, and over some audience members.” ┬áNo one was injured in the accident, and the oil “posed no risk for the health” of the audience.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by C h a s e C o s t e l l o RE (@chasecostello) on

Source: Opening Cirque du Soleil show Volta canceled after audience sprayed with liquid | The Seattle Times

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: