Cirque du Soleil Alegria

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

My good friend Suzanne invited me to go to Cirque du Soleil in Knoxville. It was the Alegria show and featured some amazing acts and athletes. My favorites included a contortionist act and the above display where acrobats bounce on narrow slats doing flips and landing back on the beam-like surface.

I watched carefully to see if anyone messed up or bobbled a stunt during the show. They didn't.

Another gymnast balanced and spun on his hands in an amazing show of strength and muscle control. Tickets were $40 to $75 dollars. Is the show worth the money? Probably not (you know how I hate to part with my hard-earned dollars) but the entertainment value is high. The clown acts in between the acrobatics are slow, forced and take away atmospheric energy but Cirque has to have some sort of break between acts so stars can rest, change costumes and get the high wire set up. Overall, a good show.

1 comment

Ted Stryk said...

We went, and we thought it was totally worth it, even though I couldn't tell you what it was about to save my life. The talent level and creativity was phenomenal.