In celebration of my graduation on Saturday, Forrest got us tickets to see Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria! They’ve been playing advertisements for Alegria on the radio and I’ve been singing the music for WEEKS. I’d never seen a Cirque show and I was super jazzed! Best gift EVER- well, a close tie with the year we saw David Sedaris for Valentine’s. 🙂
I spent half of my life dancing (ballet) and I love a great dance performance. Yeah, yeah, I know Cirque du Soleil isn’t ballet, but I expected it to be similar. I kept thinking it would be like ballet on steroids and up in the air!
But OH MY. It was so much more than that! There were masks, fire-torch throwers, trampolines built into the stage, crazy lights, flying confetti, acrobats who (I’m pretty sure) had no vertebrae, clowns, INSANE trapeze guys, and gorgeous music all on one stage. I couldn’t look away- it was so beautiful and so engaging.
Do yourself a favor and go to the Alegria website and watch the preview- it’s on the right. Of course, no photography during the show, but I snuck a photo before.
Alegria can be seen at the Colonial Center in Columbia until May 15th! I highly recommend catching a show before it’s over! Check out ticket availability here. Also, I hear this show will be in Florence in July and Charlotte in August!
Awesome. I need the soundtrack asap.