People of the world!!! I hope you are having a great day! I thought that my next post should be artistic and informative at the same time so i couldnt find a better option than Cirque du Soleil!
Cirque du Soleil or “Circus of the Sun” is a Canadian entertainment company and it is also the largest theatrical producer in the world.Based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and located in the inner-city area of Saint-Michel, it was founded in Baie-Saint-Paul in 1984 by two former street performers,Guy Lalibertè and Gilles Ste-Croix.
Its theatrical, character-driven approach and the absence of performing animals helped define Cirque du Soleil as the contemporary circus (“nouveau cirque”) that it remains today. 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 stage hands changing the props.
Some of cirque du soleil most known shows around the world are Saltimbanco, Alegria, Quidam, La Nouba, Dralion, Varekai, Zumanity, Zarkana and more. Along with its older acts we would be able to experience more shows with already two scheduled: Septimo Dia: No Descansare starting March 9th 2017 and Volta starting April 20th 2017.
I think that Cirque du Soleil is one of the most interesting acts ever created and i enjoy watching all of the refered shows whenever i can, but the one and only show that gets me every time is Varekai. Varekai is one of Cirque du Soleil’s touring productions that premiered in Montreal in April 2002. Its title means “wherever” in the Romani language, and the show is an “acrobatic tribute to the nomadic soul”. The show begins with the Greek myth of Icarus, picking up where the myth leaves off, reimagining the story of what happened to Icarus after he flew too close to the sun and fell from the sky. In Varekai, rather than drowning in the sea below him, Icarus lands in a lush forest full of exotic creatures.
I may be a bit biased since I am in love with Balkans and the amazing language and music they create which is a lot similar to greek traditional music, but this particular act gives me the chills every time see it. That is why it is one of my lifetime goals to see it live before I die. Varekai to me is etherial and aesthetically pleasing to so many different ways. The way the singers portray each act, the amazing violin and bass filling the air is one of the main reasons I have seen this show over 100 times already.
My two favorite acts from this show would have to be Flight of Icarus by Anton Chelnokov:
and Hand Balancing on Canes by Olga Pikhienko:
Varekai will also include the struggle of being in love and the obstacles one must go through for the one he/she loves, portrayed trough the struggles Icarus faces and his love for a magical creature that is taken away from him shortly after their first encounter.
If you enjoy the weirdness and individuality of people and most importantly if you love circus acts then this show is made for you. It never disappoints and you are most definitely going to witness talented contortionists performing difficult acts and rare voiced singers being one with the show.
You can watch the whole show here :
I hope you enjoyed this informative post about one of the most amazing circus acts of all time. See you on my next post!!!