Seriously – there are not many things I’ve seen that have made me shake my head in awe or stare with jaw dropped – but this performance had me dumbfounded and amazed!
Here are some pics of the things that melted my mind the most:
Can bodies really bend like that? This segment is literally called "Contortion". And they moved in perfect unison.
All I could think about was physics and how he was anchoring his center of gravity. Completely amazing!
This reminded me of a giant spinning penny - it was amazing!
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Now I also got to take my little girl with me. Her highlight:
We had seats up close, so her favorite moment was (in her words) "when the White Lady petted my hair. Can you call her and ask if she can come and babysit?"
And of course there were clowns. And with clowns there often come a few “potty jokes” which of course had her laughing her head off!
And yes, even I was laughing at the clowns! (and the potty jokes)
Conclusion – you’ve got to see this! I had never seen a Cirque du Soleil performance and I was blown away. Even better – I don’t think there is a bad seat in the E-Center. I forget how small that arena actually feels, or at least how close the seats seem to be when you are there.
Cirque du Soleil Alegria runs through May 23rd at the E Center and you can purchase your ticketshere. Tickets range from $25-$90.