Cirque du Soleil-Ovo
Cirque du Soleil-Ovo – Theater Review
Ovo is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. The insects’ home is a world of biodiversity and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion.
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Cirque du Soleil is in its 26th year. It is a Canadian circus that comes basically to the Big Apple every couple of years and is now a permanent fixture in Las Vegas where there are six different Cirque du Soleil’s running. If you have never seen one, you really owe it to yourself to get over to Randall’s Island and see it. You can either get there on the subway or a car or you can take the New York Water Taxi. This one is called Ovo which means egg which is created by their first woman director who is also choreographer. In the first act, I felt that because I have seen all of the Cirque du Soleil I think that have toured, I haven’t seen any of the ones that are in Las Vegas, even though I intend to, it seemed more like a very elaborate dance recital because all the Cirque du Soleil performance I have seen do their thing before, and while they were probably doing it better, and more elegantly, I have still seen it all before. The second act is terrific. It really will blow your socks off. It is some things that you have never seen before, and I don’t want to tell you anything about it, because I want to be as special and wonderful for you. The first act, to be quite honest, as I said I sort of felt like been there, done it, seen it, and it is a fun dance recital, but the second act really came through beautifully. This makes it one of the most elegant and fun and energetic Cirque du Soleil’s over and that is saying a lot, because I have seen basically, essentially all of them. It is not an inexpensive evening, but it is certainly memorable. The costumes, this one has to do with bugs, and the costume design is worth the price of admission in and of itself. Go see Cirque du Soleil, five stars.