This is the third time I’ve had the privilege to see Cirque du Soleil and honestly, I can’t get enough. I hope that someday in my life, I actually get to see them on a full stage; maybe a Vegas show. One can dream. The show that was touring near us was called Quidam. It was the story of a young girl’s escape into a world of imagination. The show had everything. Be prepared for a bunch of YouTube links; this was one I had to share!
German Wheel: This was INCREDIBLE!!! I have never seen anything like this. It looked like he was going to go right off the edge of the stage. And tell me this, how does someone realize they have this talent of rolling around inside a jacked up hula hoop?
Aerial Acts: This show had a lot of aerial acts. From hula hoops, to rope work, to ribbon work; it had everything you could imagine in the air! Above the stage was half-moon metal staging that all the aerial acts came out of it. It was the most amazing piece of machinery I’ve ever seen. The different acts would just fly out, do their thing, would be raised and lowered height-wise, and then when they finished they would just disappear back off the stage. Ahhmazing!
Hand Balancing: Always one of my favorites! Not only does she balance on tiny wooden platforms about 2 to 3 feet in the air, she does a fair amount of contortion. Oh and did I mention…periodically the entire large platform she’s on starts turning. How she held her balance was beyond me but the spinning platform gave everyone in the audience a great view of the act. And how was that for a retreat; really showcasing the amazing set they brought.
Strength Act: The strength act between the woman and man was spectacular. But it wasn’t just the moves but how the act came together. It was like they were born out of the group of four white dudes. It was so neat. And then they did their entire act in a simulated slow motion that made it all the more intense. I’ve never seen a show of strength like this.
Acrobatic Carousel: The final act is one of the most thrilling things I’ve ever seen. The acrobatics and choreographic technique are spectacular. The timing is out of the world. These people are by far some of the best athletes I’ve ever seen!
Any Cirque du Soleil is one not to be missed. I highly recommend seeing any of their shows. Check them out to see if they are coming to a city near you:
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What shows have you seen that knocked your socks off?