Sunday, May 9, 2010

Cirque du Solei

We went to see Kooza, the Cirque du Solei traveling French circus show last night.  How amazing!  No animal acts- all comedy, clowns, contortion, acrobatics, and music.  We've never seen anything like this.  It's not what I normally think of as a circus.  It's much more of a show.  In fact, I know they do a lot of this in Vegas.
Contortionsits.


High wire act.  The men on the bottom were on bicycles on a high wire.... supporting the man on the chair above them.

And the crowd favorite- the Wheel of Death.  These guys are beyond belief... spinning and running and flipping inside and out of the rings. 

The show is in Portland for a month.  Our son called us yesterday and said he had tickets for us.  What a surprise! We had an evening to remember.

11 comments:

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I've seen two Cirque shows and I'm with you.....they are incredible and just a joy to watch.

Smiles,
Kelly

Gene Black said...

I would love to see a Cirque show live!

Fleurette said...

What a wonderful surprise and the show sounds amazing!

Melissa said...

What a wonderful Mother's Day gift! It is a great show!

WoolenSails said...

I have never been to one of their shows, but I did get to see a Barnum and Baily one, once. What a fun way to spend the day.

Debbie

Nanbon44 said...

I have only seen the acts on TV but they are amazing and I would love to see them up close

Nanbon44 said...

I have only seen the acts on TV but they are amazing and I would love to see them up close

Jan said...

We saw Kooza when it was here in Southern California. It was great. I tried for years to get Bob to go; we finally went about 5 years ago, and now never miss, if we can.

Brenda said...

I've seen the Cirque de Solei show, also. I can't believe what some people can do with their bodies. It is just amazing and surreal!

Judy S. said...

Neat photos, Sue. I've always been curious about this show. Looks like fun!

AnnMarie said...

I am so jealous, but very happy for you!