There is something other worldly about the performances of Cirque du Soleil. It is as if you’ve stepped into another world where the performers aren’t quite human. They contort and fly and float through the air and make it seem as easy as breathing. It is no different with Cirque’s “O”. From the minute the curtains open there are performers entrancing and enticing the audience to step away from reality for a time. For me, I crave a story; something to tie together all the elements into a cohesive whole. All of the Cirque performances have traces of story woven throughout. A touch here of a love story, a trace there of an adventure. The thing that sets Cirque apart is that the pieces do not need to join. All the different sights and sounds contribute to a dreamlike experience that leaves the watcher open to interpret what he sees however he chooses. Between the performance of the artists, stunning set pieces, costuming, and of course the signature white face makeup; there is plenty to see and to think about, especially for this writer. The Cirque du Soleil world is one of fantasy come to life.
There just isn’t any comparison to be made which can describe the performances found in the Cirque du Soleil. The first time I saw them I was blown away. I wish I could see all the variations they do, however, distance often prohibits . . . not to mention the price of entry. Despite the cost they are well worth it.
It really is an amazing experience and we paid dearly for it. Hubby found a cool package that included a backstage tour and we got to see into the pool from beneath and go up into the walkways above the stage. Not for the faint of heart.
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