Friday, November 09, 2007

Cirque du Soleil: Corteo

In keeping with tradition, Tim and I went to see the latest Cirque du Soleil production to come to town, Corteo. Running through December 23 at the Orange County Fairgrounds, Corteo is actually set around a funeral, but in a carnival atmosphere.

Corteo was the 9th Cirque du Soleil production we've seen. (11/09/2007)
Corteo was the 9th Cirque du Soleil production we've seen. (11/09/2007)

It had all the typical Cirque du Soleil type of events — acrobats swinging from giant chandeliers, bouncing beds, cyr wheels, an amazing tightrope walker, teeter borads, aerial stunts, etc. But the most amazing part for us was the Helium Dance, in which a dwarf named Valentyna was tethered to six enormous helium baloons and floated into the audience, bouncing off the hands of the spectators below her.

Watching Valentyna float was a true highlight.
Watching Valentyna float was a true highlight.

Being suspended by helium baloons looked like so much fun — although there isn't enough helium on this planet to lift our big asses in the air! Although it wasn't the best Circue du Soleil production we've ever seen, it was definitely worthwhile. Even if only to watch Valentyna's flight.

2 comments:

Tom said...

Dude, I swear, you and Tim have kept those creepy French-Canadians carnies in business for years. I mean, seriously, who even knew they still did new ones?!

The last Circue we saw was a total snoozefest. But thanks to your picture of that freaky Velentyna floating over the audience, I'll never sleep again. Yikes! That little chick is gonna haunt my dreams, man! SCARY!

Tom said...

Just checked out this post again, and yep, still scared to death of that flying little person...yikes!