Cirque du Soleil
through September 2, 2018
If you have never seen a performance of this amazing organization then you are in for a delightful treat. Cirque du Soleil which started in Canada almost 60 years ago, has become the most incredible force in the spectacular circus world. With many touring shows all around the world and more resident shows in Las Vegas, they are in a class by themselves.
Forget about a story line. It is a circus, not a story; albeit this one refers to Corteo which means Procession in Italian, and is about a clown viewing his own life history and funeral. It is a conglomeration of overlapping acts competing for your attention. What it does offer is incredible staging, incredible props, costumes that are worthy of the finest opera house, music that is scored to highlight every movement, and choreography that is both subtle and exciting at the same time.
But, beneath it all this is a circus full of acrobats, clowns and other performers. There are no second-stringers in Corteo. These ladies and gentlemen are all world class athletes and performers. Five of the lead performers are from Europe and two are from South America; and everybody works well with everyone else. They even have two little people who steal the limelight when they are on stage.
I could go on and on raving about Cirque du Soleil, but you really have to experience it to understand it. Each of their shows is different. Corteo has been revamped since it’s show here 12 years ago. But, it is still full of acts that will make you want to occasionally gasp at what they do, and laugh a lot as well.
The Infinite Energy Arena is on Sugarloaf Parkway a little west of I-85. The show leaves town next week, so go to the website and reserve your tickets now. You’ll love it. More info at CIRQUEDUSOLEIL.com/CORTEO