Monday, January 17, 2011

Cirque du Soleil Saltimbanco

Last Friday, I attended for the first time in my life, a Cirque du Soleil show. Saltimbanco was in town for 3 days, and I grabbed 2 carré d'or tickets as soon as I could. I was so excited, I screamed so loud in the car that J had to calm me down. I felt like a 5 year old in FAO Schwarz, every sentence that came out of my mouth ended with a squeal.

As soon as the spectacle started, it was hard to keep my mouth closed. I was thinking, "wow these people must be on shrooms 24/7", "damn they must all be realllyy good in bed", "is that a woman? a man? a kid?", and "ohhh they all look like candy!" The scene was brought to life by characters in very colorful leotards who speak a foreign language.

"Saltimbanco -from the Italian "saltare in banco", which literally means "to jump on a bench"-explores the urban experience in all its myriad forms: the people who live there, their idiosyncrasies and likenesses, families and groups, the hustle and bustle of the street and the towering heights of skyscrapers. Between whirlwind and lull, prowess and poetry, Saltimbanco takes spectators on an allegorical and acrobatic journey into the heart of the city. Saltimbanco is a Cirque du Soleil signature show inspired by the urban fabric of the metropolis and its colorful inhabitants. Decidedly baroque in its visual vocabulary, the show's eclectic cast of characters draws spectators into a fanciful, dreamlike world, an imaginary city where diversity is a cause for hope."


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