11 August 2012

Cirque du Soleil!!

This past weekend John took me to see the Cirque du Soleil show Kooza! We met a couple friend there too.

SummaryKOOZA tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world. 
KOOZA is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil: It combines two circus traditions - acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mélange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor.The Innocent's journey brings him into contact with a panoply of comic characters such as the King, the Trickster, the Pickpocket, and the Obnoxious Tourist and his Bad Dog. Between strength and fragility, laughter and smiles, turmoil and harmony, KOOZA explores themes of fear, identity, recognition and power. The show is set in an electrifying and exotic visual world full of surprises, thrills, chills, audacity and total involvement. 
The show was fantastic. This show was in a very large tent (pictured below) but there were no bad seats. It was actually a more intimate crowd then how I thought it was going to be. 
The performers left us mesmerized with their acts. My favorites were the Contortionist and the Wheel of Death, (I really thought someone might die, they were not wearing harnesses!). You weren't allowed to take pictures inside, but I got a few of the outside.  I would highly recommend this show!

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