Gregory G. H. Rihn (milwaukeesfs) wrote,
Gregory G. H. Rihn

Cirque de Soleil: KURIOS

On Tuesday night, we went to see the Fathom Events filmcast of Cirque de Soleil’s show, KURIOS (The Cabinet of Curiosities). This one has a heavily Steampunk setting. The show starts off with a very jazzy opening number. Then, the protagonist, an inventor who is experimenting with time, activates his apparatus. Instead of travelling in time, time is warped, so that he experiences all sorts of strange phenomena, such as a woman on a flying bicycle; chair balancers who build a stack of furniture up from the stage to meet themselves coming down from the ceiling; an eruption of mermen; and other apparitions incorporating stylish circus acts. At the end of the show, the clock, which has stood still at 11:11, clicks over to 11:12, showing that it has all taken place in the space of a minute.

Cirque de Soleil consistently astonishes us with what can be done using only the human body, minimal equipment, and maximal invention and creativity. This show is no exception. While not as flashy as some of the bigger shows, it was still fascinating and amazing.

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