Cirque Du soleil

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Re: Cirque Du soleil

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:35 pm

So, after seeing the current show last week,
I've figured out my little list here....

Alegria
Quidam
Varekai
Corteo
Kooza
Zed
AmaLuna

7 in total...so far. :wink:
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Re: Cirque Du soleil

Postby jray21 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:37 pm

I really want to see Alegria! I saw it on video and thought it was amazing.
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Re: Cirque Du soleil

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:04 pm

Alegria was our first tent show, in 2003. This was FINALLY happening, nearly 20 years after their first and only appearance at our world's fair, in 1986! Needless to say, EVERYBODY bought tix and I think they sold out in less than a couple of days, which for it's time very unusual for our city and anything 'cultural', lol!

Anyway, I always remembered the two singers, the main theme song, most of all of it, heh heh. And I too have the cd, the programme, and the video to watch again and again. It's still always been my first fave.

"You always remember your first time..." :p

Zed now comes second. I was so ready for that show (TPR Japan Tour'11), already owning the cd and knowing it's history, at the time. Finding out it was closing (end of 2011) made me feel so sad, for the company, the musicians AND the theatre, lol! The whole experience there at Zed, I could just imagine like it was/is, in Orlando and La Nouba, having never seen that one.
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Re: Cirque Du soleil

Postby Saldek » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:58 pm

Nrthwnd wrote:Alegria was our first tent show, in 2003. This was FINALLY happening, nearly 20 years after their first and only appearance at our world's fair, in 1986! Needless to say, EVERYBODY bought tix and I think they sold out in less than a couple of days, which for it's time very unusual for our city and anything 'cultural', lol!


I have a friend that was a performer in Alegría at that time and if I recall correctly the Vancouver and Calgary runs were two of the fastest selling touring shows in the company's history. The entire five-week Calgary run sold out in a matter of hours which was their fastest selling touring show ever. And I believe that record still stands.

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Re: Cirque Du soleil

Postby Nrthwnd » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:40 pm

^ Well like I said, the first and only time before Alegria arrived in town, was in 1986 when they (literally)
debuted at EXPO 86 at the end of the fair. And they were one of The Big Hits there. And then..... never came back.

So I guess we were a bit "starved for Cirque" when 2003 came around and Alegria was announced, lol.
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Re: Cirque Du soleil

Postby Jew » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:35 pm

azza29 wrote:^Ovo is playing in Melbourne at the moment, and I'd agree it's not up to their usual standard. The acrobatics remain stunning but almost too perfect - there's no suspense in the performance. Maybe Cirque has jumped the shark - so many shows playing in so many locations around the world that they're struggling to keep it fresh.


I think now they are focusing more on the production side of things: innovating with lighting/video/set automation/sound, which I personally think is cool even if the acrobatic side of things are just more of the same.
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Re: Cirque Du soleil

Postby Nrthwnd » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:00 pm

Woo hoo! Finally bought tickets for the upcoming tour of
Cirque's TOTEM, opening mid-May. :b :b
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Really looking forward to seeing this one.
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Re: Cirque Du soleil

Postby Philrad71 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:29 pm

On Saturday, Michael and I went up to see Cirque Musica at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo...it was wonderful!

Obviously no where near the Cirque shows in Vegas, but the performers did very well to work with what little room they shared with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra - very well done!

I told Michael I don't know how those performers can get into some of the positions that they do to pull off their acts. I would probably collapse after doing 25 jumping jacks let alone be able to touch my toe to my nose or be able to climb a 25 foot fabric rope upside down with my feet! :lol:
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Re: Cirque Du soleil

Postby bert425 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:00 pm

jray21 wrote:I really want to see Alegria! I saw it on video and thought it was amazing.


By Far my favorite show Music wise.

the performances are good too, but performance wise, I'd pick "O" as the top show.

top 5 for each:

Music:
5) "Zumanity" (horrid show, but great music)
4) "O"
3) "La Nouba"
2) "Love"
1) "Alegria"

Performance-wise:
5) "La Nouba"
4) "Mystere"
3) "Ka"
2) "Love"
1) "O"
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Re: Cirque Du soleil

Postby Mr Stratosphere » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:19 pm

Here is the list of shows I have seen.

Nouvelle Expérience when it was in a tent behind the Mirage here in Las Vegas
Saltimbanco
Mystère
Alegría
Quidam
O
La Nouba
Dralion
Varekai
Zumanity
KA
Corteo
Delirium
The Beatles LOVE
Koozå
Criss Angel Believe
OvO
Viva Elvis
Totem
Zarkana
Iris
Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour
Michael Jackson ONE

I can say I have had the privilege to see almost every single Cirque Show that has ever been created, I wish I can see them all, I love them!
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