As you know I was in Canada for a while as I was visiting my brother there and he is a die hard fan of Cirque du soleil, which is a theatrical act and is extremely popular amongst any art and theatre connoisseurs all over the world. So he promised me that he would take me for one of the shows and he could somehow take time out from his very busy schedule for the show-date with me one of the days. I thoroughly enjoyed and was mesmerised by the performances of the young artists who were not only agile and quick in their moves but also so very expressive and eloquent when it came to love and romance enactment, it left me touched. The best part of going in Hardy’s ( my brother’s) August company was this that he told me so much about how this started and how with sheer hard work and vision of two people whose brainchild was this (they used to perform on streets way back), it is a grand success, being the largest theatrical producer in the world.
Having seen such a mesmerising show with the right company of somebody who went on throwing so much light, I had to blog and also vlog on it with whatever little I could make video of with my I phone, trying my best not to disrupt the focussed, brilliant act of the performers who were so passionately engrossed in their beautiful artistic showcase.
Cirque du Soleil ( “Circus of the Sun“) is a Canadian entertainment company. It is the largest theatrical producer in the world. Based in Montreal, Quebec, it was founded in Baie-Saint-Paul in 1984 by two former street performers, Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix. Each show is a synthesis of circus styles from around the world, with its own central theme and storyline. Shows employ continuous live music, with performers rather than stagehands changing the props. After financial successes and failures in the late 1980s, Nouvelle Expérience was created – with the direction of Franco Dragone – which not only made Cirque du Soleil profitable by 1990, but allowed it to create new shows.
The company’s creations have received numerous prizes and distinctions,and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2000, Cirque du Soleil was awarded the National Arts Centre Award, apart from many other renowned awards. In 2002, Cirque du Soleil was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.
It’s style of incorporating emotional live music from the beginning to the end of the show and when the acts done by performers tell the story, and the extensive use of props and equipments which are used by artists not a technical crew, the movement of these props from stage to the the fact that no circus animals or rings are used, make it an exclusive, adrenaline gushing experience for most of the audience. The performers keep the audience so glued that the momentum of the storylines is never disrupted and you flow with it naturally, totally absorbed and one with the performers who usually are great at acrobatics and gymnastics and win your heart.
The multiple permanent Las Vegas shows alone play to more than 9,000 people a night, 5% of the city’s visitors, adding to the 90 million people who have experienced Cirque du Soleil’s shows worldwide.
THE CIRQUE DU SOLEIL FOR SPINAL CORD IMPLANTS (aim2walk)
So if you are a theatre fan then make sure to not to miss it as the real culture of any place can be learnt best through art and music and of course food. The plays, the storylines and the exuberant show of the skilled performers showcase the culture and history of a place usually. So make sure to watch it whether you are in Canada, or Las Vegas or Spain or any other place.
The fact that makes the audience so mesmerised and the magical impression sealed on our minds when we leave the show is not only the story of the play but the flexibility and strength of the performers. It’s almost surreal to see some of the positions the body can contort to.
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