Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Ignoring Trepidation

If you've ever heard me talk about Cirque Du Soleil, you already know...they freak me out. I equate Cirque to contortionists and clowns - both groups seem rather unnatural to me. In the same vein...I'm quite freaked out about Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance as well as The Rockettes. I would say that it has something to do with people dressing the same and flailing their legs about in a line...but ironically, I was in the marching band in high school. Maybe I just have a problem with people dressing the same and flailing their legs about on stage. =P

Throwing prejudice aside (I've never actually seen Cirque, Lord of the Dance or The Rockettes), I decided to go see Cirque Du Soleil's Corteo last Sunday afternoon. The fact that I got tickets at 50% off was a major factor as well. ;)

I was surprised that the show was pretty much devoid of contortionists...which apparently varies from different Cirque shows. They did have a couple freaky looking clowns though. According to my friend, this show went back to Cirque Du Soleil's roots, and was more like circus acts on steroids. Steroids...and an artistic flair...and kind of a semblance of a story line. But another thing did freak me out though...I was afraid that these incredibly talented gymnasts and acrobats would fall. I'm glad they take safety seriously in this show.

So...suffice to say...Corteo didn't scare me away from other Cirque shows. But, it might be a while before I go see Lord of the Dance or The Rockettes. =P

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