Cirque Du Soleil gave new meaning to the term “circus.” The show creates a striking, dramatic mix of the circus arts (minus animals) and street performance featuring wild, outrageous costumes, magical lighting and original music.
Since starting in 1984, Cirque Du Soleil has produced man astonishing performances, including Kurios in 2014. Kurios is Cirque Du Soleil’s 35th production since 1984.
Kurios: The Cabinet of Curiosities
Kurios opens with a stempunk clock striking 11:11 and suddenly time almost stands still. In an alternate yet familiar past, in a place where wonders abound for those who trust their imagination, a seeker discovers that in order to glimpse the marvels that lie just below the surface, we must first learn to close our eyes.
Kurios is a show for all ages. Your little ones will love every minute! Trapeze artist, humor, contortionist and more await your wildest possibilities. The cast interact with the audience keeping you hooked for the entire show. This was my husbands first ever experience going to a circus type show and I warned him after his expectations after Kurios would be to high from this point on.
The show begins with a band of travelers, in their Sunday best, exiting a steam locomotive, unleashing a frenzy of acrobats, percussion and dance. Watch as the very own Kurios band begins your journey into this cabinet of curiosities with memorizing music and an astonishing juggling performance.
A strong man and a porcelain faced ballerina emerge from a musical box, when awakened by an electrical discharge. Climbing on top of an apparatus, 4 meters above ground, the strong man turns into a human trapeze, as he flings his partner in the air. The pair perform an astonishing duo based on mutual trust
An acrobat mounts on her acrobatic bicycle suspended in midair and hangs on in a variety of striking positions.
The contortion act was by far my favorite.
On top of the Mechanical Hand, four artists execute a series of incredible pyramids and figures in a stunning fluid and fast-paced contortion act.
This was the act I wondered the entire time how they pulled off.
Dinner guests competing against each other through feats of ingenuity and daring realize their chair-balancing act is also unfolding in a parallel albeit inverted universe. For most of this act one half of the performers were suspended upside down. It wasn’t for to terribly long but it was long enough I was worried. Clearly they had everything under control.
This act had my hubby on the edge of his seat. He’s not one for balancing or heights which explains quite a bit.
Atop a tottering structure of cylinders and planks, a daring artist balances masterfully on a suspended swinging platform built into a trapeze Washington.
Kurios is in Atlanta until May 8. You can go HERE to see their full schedule.