Cirque du Soleil – OVO

ovo-cirque-du-soleil-662x1024We saw Cirque du Soleil – OVO last night.

OVO (Portuguese for “egg”), was created and directed by Brazilian dancer/choreograhper Deborah Colker — the first woman to create a Cirque production — that heavily relies on Brazilian music and some dance performances mixed in with the traditional circus arts; premiered in Montreal in 2009 and is currently touring North America.  The show looks at the world of insects and its biodiversity where they go about their daily lives until a mysterious egg appears in their midst, as the insects become awestruck about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives.

The acts and performances appeared to be designed for the middle audience only!  What that means is that if you somehow bought tickets for the show and you got seats along the sides, you will not get a good view.

The death-defying circus performances were terrific.  Unfortunately, in between performances, they had some less-than-funny comic relief acts.  The comedic acts usually involve that old clown, the chubby butterfly girl, and the blue prickly bug guy.  All in all, they were tediously unfunny and went on for far too long.  When they ended the show, we all went “That was it?”.

Overall, the circus acts were A+ but the comedic act could be trimmed down.  Having seen other Cirque du Soleil shows, I would say this one does not rank very high on my list.

Published in: on October 9, 2009 at 10:34 pm  Comments (3)  

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