Cirque du Soleil Delirium

Cirque du Soleil is awesome. This time again they have brought a new kind of show to us with great success! Less circus, more music experience. Music, dancing, lights, projections on huge screens, circus acts, etc. Wow. My seat was awesome! I was smack in the middle, about 15 rows up. Great overview but still not too far away. On each side of the arena were 2 huge giant screens. Plus sometimes there also was a big curtain covering the arena’s width, the whole lenght of the stage. On these screens projections: old woman, old man, young girl, fat man, and so forth going in and out of doors… flowers and birds… geometrical shapes… etc. Really interesting multimedia work! Then the dancers… They were energetic! The musicians were incorporated into the show… Not like at a usual Cirque show where they are hidden… Now they were a part of the Cirque universe. The acts were amazing from a hoolahoop girl to 4 very muscular pyramid guys. The theatrical side of the Cirque was also present with a long-legged man and a hot air balloon guy linking the different numbers. The finale with Alegria where everyone in the arena stood up, clapping, dancing was great! Delirium really lives up to it’s name. It’s a “delire” this show!

Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil

Photos (c) Christelle

4 Comments so far

  1. Heather (unregistered) on February 10th, 2006 @ 12:51 pm

    I don’t know where this commentator was but from my seat, the show was awful. Four circus acts and a bunch of singers in ridiculous costumes with some of the most unimaginative choreography I have seen in a show that should have been so good. And the starting act – she had a voice but not much else to commend her. Did she buy her dress at Le Chateau?

    No-one around me was clapping except in the rare circus acts and apart from being intensely disappointed, I was quite simply bored. What a waste of $120.

  2. Christelle (unregistered) on February 10th, 2006 @ 1:07 pm

    I agree, the opening act sucked.

    But for the show itself I liked it! The Cirque just didn’t advertise enough that this wasn’t a circus show as usual but more a musical experience, and that might be why you were dissapointed Heather?

    And I was in a 120$ section also, R-101-E-7.

  3. Debbie (unregistered) on February 15th, 2006 @ 10:17 am

    I just saw the show last night in Buffalo and was VERY disappointed. I’ve seen the circ du soleil shows before and sat in awe the entire time. I was bored and anxious for it to end. Also I brought 2 other people with me who’d never seen a circ du soleil show before and were a little hesitant on the price of a seat, but I assured them that they would absolutely LOVE it. Boy was I wrong. I guess I should’ve researched the show first rather then assuming that because it was a circ du soleil it would be phenomenal. I was not expecting a concert.

  4. gigi (unregistered) on February 28th, 2006 @ 11:27 pm

    Delirium wasn’t what I expected. It was visually stunning in places but much too long and repetitious. I agree that the choreography was boring and I expected more acrobatics. Overall it was a highpriced disappointment. And it doesn’t need an opening act followed by a 20 minute intermission.

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