Your favorite Cirque du Soleil show?

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by DannyCurry, Dec 1, 2013.

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Which is your favorite Cirque du Soleil show?

  1. O

    34.8%
  2. KÀ

    8.7%
  3. Zumanity

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Dralion

    8.7%
  5. La Nouba

    17.4%
  6. Alegria

    26.1%
  7. Kooza

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. The Beatles Love

    13.0%
  9. Michael Jackson ONE

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Quidam

    17.4%
  11. Corteo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Other, please specify

    13.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. DannyCurry

    DannyCurry Active Member

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    I'm seeing Kooza on Tuesday and I can't wait! Already saw La Nouba, Corteo, Saltimbanco and Alegria. My fave so far has been La Nouba.

    Have you seen any show from Cirque du Soleil? Which was your favorite?
     
  2. pingu

    pingu Well-Known Member

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    TOTEM!!! :D
     
  3. suep1963

    suep1963 Well-Known Member

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    I like so many of the shows for different reasons. :) I voted for four of them.
     
  4. nursebetty

    nursebetty New Member

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    La Nouba…….loved it.
     
  5. minuet

    minuet Well-Known Member

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    I saw Varekai in the Big Top in Vancouver and then Allegria, Saltimbanco, and Quidam in the smaller stadium settings that they've done so shows can come locally so I think it does change things a bit. My favourite though was La Nouba in Disney. The permanent stage allows for so many more options. Would love to go to Vegas just to see a few more shows. For the stadium ones Quidam was my favourite.
     
  6. peibeck

    peibeck Counting down the days 'til Skate America

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    "O" is completely amazing.

    "Ka" was incredibly staged but it gave me anxiety attacks the stunts looked so dangerous! :lol:
     
  7. suep1963

    suep1963 Well-Known Member

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    Quidam is a show that really translated well to the smaller format.
     
  8. Angelskates

    Angelskates Well-Known Member

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    Ovo was AMAZING!
     
  9. Cyn

    Cyn Well-Known Member

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    I've only been to one Cirque du Soleil show --- back in 1998, my then-BF and I went and saw Quidam during its one-month run in Atlanta. We were lucky to have excellent seats thanks to :sekret: connections that a relative's employer had with the tour (he and his wife had no desire to go, so they gave us their tickets), and we were absolutely blown away with how wonderful it was.
     
  10. paskatefan

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    Not a big fan of Cirque du Soleil, but we loved the Beatles' "Love" one. We saw "Zumanity", since we were unable to get tickets for one of the other ones. While I totally respect the talent of the performers, I must say that I hated "Zumanity."
     
  11. DannyCurry

    DannyCurry Active Member

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    What did you hate about it?
    I'll definitely see KÀ and O, but I'm unsure about Zumanity.
     
  12. DannyCurry

    DannyCurry Active Member

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    This. Loved the different levels of the stage and the whole scenography in La Nouba. Beautiful and poetic scenes throughout the show.
    I don't like shows in stadium either, especially since they're in Bercy here, with its uncomfortable seats.
     
  13. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Sasha

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    I have never seen a Cirque de S show. Would love to see one some day.
     
  14. JeffClair1979

    JeffClair1979 Active Member

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    PIPPIN! Oh wait, not exactly Cirque, but close enough :-D
     
  15. UMBS Go Blue

    UMBS Go Blue KWEEN 2016! YES WE KWAN!

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    Of the shows I've seen, I'd put them:

    O - 5 stars
    Combines both the aerial stunts with the element of water

    Zumanity - 4 stars
    Adds a strong S&M flavor to the typical Cirque act, yet managing to do so in a fairly understated way. Loved the intimate atmosphere that encouraged you to let your guard down without being too sleazy.

    Mystere - 4 stars
    Liked this one a lot; it's an older show in Vegas and, as such, more closely recalls Cirque's street performer roots.

    KA - 3 stars
    I understand there was an unfortunate accident here recently and that the rotating stage makes things look dangerous, but when I saw this, I was in the center of the front row, and could see all sorts of nearly-invisible safety wires sprouting out of the stage and the performers' costumes, so much so that every little twitch, hand motion, and leg placement looked almost robotically choreographed, so that ruined the effect for me. I also understand that, since the accident, they've redone the ending in a way that takes a bit of the suspense out of the story.

    Beatles LOVE - 3 stars
    Sort of like an ice dance program to recorded music, but 90 minutes long. Very light on acrobatics.

    I've also seen Absinthe, which is not a Cirque show but is more along the lines of a variety show of Vegas yore, rife with raunchy jokes and banter. That was a blast.

    Has anyone seen Zarkana or Michael Jackson One in Vegas? Any other suggestions for Vegas shows that are 5-star worthy?
     
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  16. chiphui

    chiphui New Member

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    Iris has got to be the most entertaining Cirque Du Soleil featuring the art of showmanship at its finest! The theatrical and dramatic acts are right at home in the beautiful Kodak Theatre. Whilst paying tribute to the historical development of cinema through dazzling costumes and innovative use of props, they had the audiences roftl with their clever dig at the awards ceremony. It was definitely the highlight of my Hollywood trip and the top of of all the other cirque du soleil shows i've watched in person, like Alegria, Dralion, and O. O was one of disappointments because i set my expectations too high for the water acrobatics. It left a cold feeling with no solid story to relate to, unlike a girl's journey in Alegria.
     
  17. chiphui

    chiphui New Member

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    Oops, the story about a girl's journey should be Quidam. I loved Quidam and the soundtracks. Alegria was another one which i didn't really like as well.
     
  18. DannyCurry

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    Yes, sitting in the front rows can ruin some aspects of the show. Another drawback is that most of the time, the view isn't good for the aerial acts.

    So, I finally saw Kooza. Though I hate traditional circus, I expected the Cirque du Soleil would come up with something great, even with that theme. Overall I must say I was unimpressed with several numbers (trapeze, unicycle, hoop girl, chair-balancing guy).

    There were some nice moments and the usual great music and costumes (not all the costumes, but most of them).

    The one moment that got me teary-eyed was the opening, with part of the stage going forward, revealing the band (loved the music).
    So, La Nouba remains my favorite so far.