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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

No Ordinary Three Ring Circus!

This past Wednesday, the 13th, Cirque du Soleil came to town in a big way. The show was all that it promised and more. After having spoken to the head trainer of the show the intricate details of putting on such a magnificent spectacle became even clearer since having spoken with Ms. Ruest, the creative director, in March. Before putting on a show the performers train for 4 months in Montreal, which each performer has a background for many years in acrobatics. The youngest performer of the show is only 19 years old. After discussing many acts in the show, we discussed what he thought was the most difficult, the Russian Swing. This act was being performed in dress rehearsal during the interview so I was able to see the performers practice this high flying act before the show. The reason for the difficulty level was the sheer number of performers it takes. This act demonstrates how well all the performers and crew of Cirque du Soleil work as a team. The show is flawless. From the very first moment you look at the glowing stage through every high flying act and captivating character, the audience is on the edge of their seat at every turn of the show. For my guest and I, we couldn’t wait to talk about our favorite aspects and characters. I know I personally told everyone I am close to what a spectacular show it was. I am very excited that Cirque du Soleil will be bringing other shows on the road and through Tallahassee in the future. With 17 shows in performance all over the world definitely make it an effort to see one, because once you do, you will want to see them all.

Please visit Cirque du Soleil for any more information about the show and tickets to future shows.

Dates for the show in Florida!

Jacksonville, FL: May 20 - 24, 2009
Sunrise, FL: May 27 - June 7, 2009
Tampa, FL: June 25 - July 5, 2009
Estero, FL: July 8 - 12, 2009

3 Comment(s):

jhuber7672 said...

Sounds like a great show! Hope I'm able to catch it somewhere in the state.

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Tally Foodie said...

This was an amazing show! I'm not sure which part I liked best - the juggling, the strongmen, the acrobats, the cyclists - oh, I could go on and on! I would suggest that if anyone has the chance to see a Cirque show, they definitely go!