Sunday, May 25, 2008
Timing is Everything
Last night, the DH and I went to see Corteo. It's the current Cirque du Soleil playing under the big top at Marrymoor park in Redmond. We had a wonderful time seeing women swing from the chandeliers, jumping on beds, and doing amazing tightrope walking. There was so much movement on the stage at any given time. We were amazed at how well-timed they all had to be in order to avoid getting hurt.
One other really cool thing they did entailed several people who had rings that looked like large hula-hoops, but then they would hold themsleves up in the ring and roll around the stage and spin inside the ring and things like that. This even included rolling over their own hands. OUCH! I've found that Cirque du Soleil is so difficult to describe to someone who hasn't seen it. Hopefully that didn't just sound crazy.
The acrobatics they do are simply amazing. They have so many things that seem simply surreal. During the second half of the show, one of the performers was on a bicycle that was suspended in the air and he looked like he was riding in the air. He pedaled and moved forward slowly. Another man was in a harness, suspended upside down and walking along the tightrope. It was jut fantastic.
We also enjoyed yummy desserts and got a Best of Cirque du Soleil CD. We haven't listened to it yet, but we're hoping it's good. This is one event that I'd recommend to anyone who can afford it. The tickets are pricey, but we felt like it was well worth it.