Where can you see a guy twirl a girl around his head while riding a unicycle? Or how about a juggler juggling 7 hoops while bouncing a ball on his forehead? How about a tightrope act involving 3 guys, 2 bicycles, and a chair, all stacked up pyramid style, and all done without safety nets or cables? These were a few of the amazing feats we witnessed at the Cirque du Soleil last night. It was an incredible performance and included a lot of humor, reminding me of the earlier incarnations of the show. But the most amazing “act” involved 3 girls on the floor. I swear they had spines made of rubber. How else to explaing their ability to lie on the floor, face down, and flip their body and legs up and over their heads so that their legs were completely horizontal with the floor. My back only bends one way – forward, but these girls seemed to do the impossible and fold their back – backward. Then they stacked themselves on top of each other in this position so they looked like a triple decker sandwich. Really bizarre! They had another amazing act that I can’t properly describe. It was like two gerbil wheels attached to either end of a pole that pivoted around vertically like some carnival thrill ride. And then the gymnasts got on this spinning contraption and did their thing. Breathtaking and heartstopping. If you ever get a chance, go see the new show Kooza, it’s well worth the ticket price. (Though I’d eat before going, a hotdog and a beer will set you back 12 bucks!)

4 Comments so far

  1. Michel (unregistered) on May 3rd, 2007 @ 9:37 am

    The “gerbil wheel” thingy is called the wheel of death. There’s a bigger version of it at their Ka show, in Las Vegas.

  2. Jay (unregistered) on May 4th, 2007 @ 10:06 am

    Sounds like it was an amazing show. Looks like I won’t be attending any time soon though.

  3. Alex (unregistered) on May 5th, 2007 @ 7:54 pm

    Hey, Looks like an awesome show, Just bought tickets a couple of hours ago for Kooza in Saint Paul, Minnesota. I saw Delirium in Febuary, thats a great show, more than great, fantastic.

  4. derek (unregistered) on May 10th, 2007 @ 12:20 pm

    I really enjoyed the show as did my girlfriend. We saw a performance before the premier and it went off without a hitch. The matching of music to visuals was superb, and they really went back to the circus roots while maintaining a strong fantasy element. I highly recommend going to see this production.

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