Last weekend we got the pleasure of seeing the Cirque Du Soleil Kooza on opening night! I have never been to a Cirque Du Soleil show and I was as excited as if it were Christmas morning and I was 5.
The show goes back of the roots of a circus with clowns and high wire acts but only in a way Cirque Du Soleil can bring it. The theme for this show is Wonder and Fear. It is beautifully choreographed from beginning to end with a lot of wonder and a whole lot of fear (of the people up high who just might plummet to their death.)
Under the subject of wonder:
The lights go out and you see a light come from somewhere in the back of the stage. You see the weird shaped silhouette that your eyes can’t make out and you wonder what in the world is it?
Then this absolutely wonderful contortionist come out and just blow your mind with all the different things they can do with their body
well then that just gets you wondering do they even have bones?
As the show goes on you will see stuff that is just amazing. From the acrobats that dance on the tight rope about 3 stories above your head to the people that jump in the air and flip over ON STILTS.
You find yourself reminding yourself to breath.
The main characters are the Trickster and the innocent. They are both are clowns. One shows how innocent we can all be and the other shows all the tricks on the book:
There are many acts and all of them will keep you wanting for more. I promise it does not disappoint there is something for everyone. This show is more focused on family friendly than any of the other shows. I would say it is not for youngest children though because there is a lot of loud noises and there is, what I call it, a little adolescent humor with the clowns that entertain in-between acts. Might not be appropriate for younger eyes.
Then there is the Fear side of the show. Which for me was most memorial thing I saw all night (and believe me there is a lot to choose from). Is the wheel of death.
I was most certain they were going to die. They are on this wheel that spins faster than I thought it should and way higher than I thought the tent was tall and jump on top of it and in it like they were just jumping rope on the side walk!
With this show from Kooza there is only 2500 seats so there is no bad seat in the house but you could also feel the wind of this wheel as it spins. You are that close. You sit there and think “can I catch this guy if he falls?” and start chanting to yourself “please don’t let him fall, please don’t let him fall.”
I could go on for hours and hours about this show but honestly you need to experience it for yourself. So if you are in Phoenix, Tampa, Dallas or Houston, get your tickets! It does not disappoint!
I was supplied with tickets to this show for a review but opinions fear and wonder are 100% all mine!