Cirque du Soleil
This Spring, a new mind-melting show TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil hits San Jose's trademark blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) at Taylor Street Bridge, and will leave on April 15. The trippy performance–full of flying acrobatics and otherworldly costumes–traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly.
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We all need an escape sometimes. One of our favorite ways to take a night off from real life is to catch the latest fantastical roller coaster put on by Cirque du Soleil. This time around, their show OVO is poised to take your breath away, and we can help you score a pair of tickets to their Portland show on April 27!
A few years ago, after seeing Cirque du Soleil's O in Las Vegas, I pronounced the water-based wonderland my all-time favorite Cirque du Soleil show. Now, San Francisco's in luck; for a few months, the traveling TOTEM has set up tent in AT&T Park. In true Cirque du Soleil form, it is a mesmerizing show that delivers everything the company is known for: extreme acrobatics, dramatic music, muscle-ripped talent, majestic sets, terrific costumes and nature themes. TOTEM transports you back to Pandora to explore the evolution of the human species via acrobatic artistry with hints of comic relief.
This fall, Cirque du Soleil’s latest mind-boggling spectacular TOTEM hits San Francisco's AT&T Park under the blue and yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top). The trippy show–full of flying acrobatics and otherworldly costumes–traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. And boy, do they ever fly.
Ten million people have already seen Quidam, so if your show schedule requires hipster street cred, you're about twenty-five years late. Cirque du Soleil hasn't been underground since it performed on the streets of Quebec in 1984. But if people flying through the air in various death-defying ways trump any big name disdain you may harbor, prepare to be amazed.
Like neglected small fries everywhere, young Zoe concocts an imaginary world to escape boredom and distant parents. But instead of purple unicorns or vampires in body glitter (or whatever standard 12-year-old fare happens to be this year), Zoe’s imaginary world features daredevil acrobats, suspiciously boneless contortionists, and catharsis for the soul.
Suspended from the ceiling by hoops and glorified silk scarves, the gravity-mocking aerial artists are impressive and rather scary, even as you realize they're probably really good at not falling. Also featured is the award-winning banquine act (an Italian acrobatic tradition from the Middle Ages) with agile acrobats flipping as one and forming human pyramids. Trapeze, Chinese yo-yos, German wheel, and even jump ropes make an appearance, all set to live music.
It's amazing what the human body can do - well, what some human bodies can do. All mine does is vacuum up peanut M&Ms at an obscene rate. But Cirque du Soleil employs the most talented circus artists in the world and extends the ingenuity for which it's famous - as well as the capabilities of the human body - a bit further into the realm of "dear god, how is that physically possible?" with every show.
In full odd and awkward fashion grown humans dressed as insects descended on Union Square to celebrate Cirque Du Soleil's OVO. Swarms of wing-ed clad performers proved the best remedy to warm the antennae is to dance. Area shoppers put away their lists for brief spurts of bugging out.