Sunday, February 18, 2007

sorry, my body doesn't stretch that way

last night, cc got tickets to Cirque du Soleil 's touring show, "Delirium," through her work and invited me to go. she had already seen one of their shows in vegas, as had a few of my other friends, so i've heard a lot about it and have wanted to see them for a long time. i was thrilled at the opportunity.

the show is a spectacle: there's a flurry of characters, music, flashing lights, screens, projected images, dancers, a guy on stilts who was really creepy, several people suspended from the ceiling, and all sorts of unbelieveable acrobatics. it was so busy, you almost don't know where to look. i understand that, for this tour, they're focusing more on the live musicians and have incorporated much more singing and dancing than in what cc had seen in the past. regardless, it was definitely a sight to see.

my only beef was that, as we were sitting nearly dead center up in the balcony, some of the footlights on the stage would point up directly in our eyes and make it painful and difficult to see every once in awhile. other than that, i'm looking forward to catching another of their more acrobatic shows.

i did come away from Cirque du Soleil with a realization, however: all this time i've been telling people that, if my current course of action doesn't work out as planned, i'd join the circus. yeah, i'm going to have to come up with another backup plan.

6 comments:

omar said...

I saw "Zumanity," a sex-charged version, while in Vegas a few years ago. Those people really can do some unbelievable things, and that sentiment has nothing to do with most of them being topless.

Radioactive Jam said...

We've caught the show twice at the "Downtown Disney" venue near Orlando. Definitely awesome. Glad you had the chance to see it!

beenzzz said...

I have always wanted to see a Cirque du Soleil show! They do appear not to have bones sometimes huh? :)

ale said...

well if the circus won't have you, there'll be no choice but to join us in corporate america... i know its very depressing

The Stormin Mormon said...

CdC is pretty amazing. I got to catch it once in Orlando, and I was just amazed the whole time.

Jon said...

ok, so I guess I'm the only one that hasn't seen them... I did see the less than spectacular show they put on before the Super Bowl, but I won't hold that against them.