gaeln (gaeln) wrote,

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Coming, hopefully, to a town near you!

It seems like ever since we moved here, but probably not, around this time of year, large, pointy white tents sprout up right off our 85 freewy at the Taylor Street Bridge singnaling the yearly arrival of the circus!!!
The tents as seen from ground level.

Terrific advertising because every year at least once during a drive-by, David has said, 'Ya know, we should do that some day'. And every year I conveniently forget because I'm imagining major traffic problems getting out, if not in, and I don't want to deal. But this year, feeling benevolent, I gather-up the required information, and after asking for and recieving my fam's go-ahead, I bought tickets for Cirque du Soleil's Luzia.
          And am I glad I did!! Below a pic of the gift store with happy souvenir-shoppers.

Of the show itself, it is a joyful celebration of Mexico. I compelled myself not to live through the camera. I did take a couple though :) Gotta prove I was there, am I right? Below, as the tent fills up,

The narrative, of a hard-luck guy who finds his way, takes place at a beach resort in 1930s Mexico with a muscle man, a juggler, a contortionist, bathing beauties, and tropical 'birds', all underscored by gorgeous music, and much dancing and singing.

Monarch butterfly, who migrate from Canada to Mexico yearly, with silver horse. Two 'animals' were used, this silver horse and a lioness.
This tubular structure, raised and lowered from the ring in the ceiling, changed the shape and feel of the stage throughout the show. This lowered red version is intermission.

In one the lioness is seen, made to move by a man, and in the other, the acrobatist is skimming the pond. It was so hard to take photos because everything is moving constantly including the lighting. And because I kept getting so enthralled, I'd forget :)
So, these photos below are NOT mine. I snagged them from google images.

The waterfall which, not unreasonable, fills the acrobatist's pond above.
          A really nice of of the lovely acrobatist.

And one final photo, also with waterfall because I loved the waterfall and I'm so glad others were able to get a decent photo of it. The two women spun and spun in their hoops making something you know is very difficult look so fluid and beautiful.

Attend if you can especially if you, like us, had never seen a Cirque du Soleil production before.

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