Monday, June 22, 2015

Cirque du Soleil: Koozå

Last Saturday Mom and I went down to Columbus to see Cirque.  Mike was good enough to put us up for the night, which was very nice of him.  Mike's mom was in town, and the four of us went to see Cirque du Soleil, the Koozå show.

Cirque Tickets
The Cirque is magnificent, so much so that I'm unable to describe it with anything close to adequacy.  If you haven't been to see Cirque du Soleil, or Circus of the Sun as we'd say it in English, save up your pennies and go.  Our tickets were $90 each (ouch!) and worth twice the price.

In the Koozå show, the clowns spoke English and were actually funny.  The clowns bear no resemblance to traditional circus clowns, either in costume or in humor; rather, they are comedians.  Generally, the clowns don't speak, or don't speak English.  They may speak in a foreign language (likely an obscure Slavic language spoken by 37 people living above the Arctic circle), or they will make speech-like noises.  In the Koozå show, they made jokes.  They also played with the audience, selecting a few people for special attention.

The performers in Cirque are all Olympic class athletes, and the acts they do reflect that.  The aerial acts required a huge amount of upper body strength, along with exceptional coordination.  You won't see these acts anywhere else in the world, and they are well worth seeing.

Cirque du Soleil is a circus for adults.  It isn't that children are not welcome.  It's that most children are too immature to enjoy the show, and the tickets are a bit pricey.

Since we saw the afternoon show, which started right on time at 4:30 PM, we all went out to dinner afterwards.  Mike suggested we go to the Bonefish Grill, which is an excellent restaurant and is close to home.  I had shrimp and scallops, which were very nice.

Mom and I drove back Sunday, sadly missing church services.  Too bad, but the show was worth it.

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