Cirque du Soleil review

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From German wheels and Chinese yo-yos to aerial hoops, eye popping balancing acts and an intensely difficult, multi-layered jump rope sequence, Cirque du Soleil's acroabts perform seemingly impossible feats throughout QUIDAM.

 

QUIDAM is the story of a young girl, Zoe (Alessandra Gonsalez) who longs for fun and excitement. John (Mark Ward) acts as the ringmaster of her mysterious journey as she travels full circle to reunite with her newly awakened mother (Denise Wal) and father (Patrick McGuire).

 

Along the way she encounters several interesting characters: a gymnast on a German wheel (Cory Sylvester), a young woman on a red silk (Isabelle Vaudelle), three aerial hoop performers (Julie Cameron, Lisa Skinner, Meaghan Wegg), a gravity defying hand balancer (Anna Ostapenko), and fifteen incredible banquine acrobats (Andrey Bilozor, Andrii Bondarenko, Oleksandr Bonarenko, Anastasia Chistyakova, Andrey Kartashev, Ivan Korshunov, Andrey Litvak, Viktor Levoshuk, Viktor Ossolodkov, Alexander Masenikov, Kirill Turganov, Alexey Rybakov, Roman Urazbakiyev, Igor Zabiyaka, Sergey Zabiyaka), and many more.

 

With the exception of the twenty minute intermission, there wasn't a pause or gap in the whole show. There was action on every part of the stage even when the aerials shows were happening. The  performers never slowed down and flawlessly hit the mark, keeping the action going, entrancing until the end.

 

This is alive performance.

That's an obvious statement, but it needs to be reiterated that these are professional artists in the purest of form delivering outstanding performances with no illusions or visual effects: simply pure, raw, talent. 

QUIDAM is an extraordinary, must see show for the whole family and worth every penny.

QUIDAM runs from March 9 to March 13

For tickets and times go to CirqueduSoleil

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