Sunday, 7 September 2014

Cirque du Soleil Kurios

Time for some circus and being a fan of Cirque du Soleil and knowing there was their new show in the city I managed to convince the others to join me in going to see it.

Taking place in their huge marquee tent the story of this one has a Victorian inventor creating a machine that brings the future to his time. A load of piffle that doesn't really make it to the show. All you need to know is that it's a steampunk take vaudeville.  

The stage was pretty amazing with lots of steampunk stuff going on and a huge bridge spanning through the centre which during the pre-show the VIP guests got to walk over. It is removed before the show.

Some of the guests get to power some of the things on the stage.

Obviously they don't encourage any photography during the show not that I would have done anyway but here's a good taster of what to expect.

Highlight in the first half was the juggler on wires who'd rise whilst juggling then again whilst descending which must have messed up the juggling rhythm some what and there was a stunning ascent to reach a chandelier being raced by a mirror image coming down from the ceiling. During the intermission the erected a trampoline above our heads and being quite close to the front it was great to see the trampolinists bouncing above us. The banquine act was also stunning with bodies being flung around the stage in a crazy and breathtaking manner. Usually the clowns are a bit crap but this show had a great one. I was a little uncomfortable with the midget though - she was creepy.

Being a travelling show Kurios is going to visit Toronto, San Francisco, Seattle, Calgary and Denver. Being biased I do recommend it. Having never been to a Cirque show before I was pleased that the other 3 loved it too!

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