Seeing Cirque du Soleil live is something I recommend everyone add to their 'bucket list' if it isn't on there already. I'm so grateful to Cirque for providing me the opportunity to see Zumanity live in Las Vegas while I was there attending BlogWorld 2010.
I spent the afternoon hanging out with the lovely @CarolSchiller and since my hubby didn't go along with me to BlogWorld I needed a date and she was wonderful enough to join me.
The Zumanity experience is unlink anything you can imagine. As soon as you enter, the mood and ambiance takes over. You have now entered a new world and prepare for the unexpected. The music is performed live by a very talented band and pair of singers, and confetti and flower petals that fall from the ceiling at different points throughout the show making the event truly unforgettable.
The show is interactive and as soon as you're seated you'll meet Dick & Izzy. Zumanity’s resident sex therapists, Dick and Izzy aim to please with their sexy and silly methods engaging the audience in a hilarious round of not-so-innocent repartee. The sexual tension runs high as Dick- a French sex merchant- peddles his wares, while Izzy- his wife!- searches the audience night after night for a boyfriend. It's hilarious and both @CarolSchiller and I were in fits of laughter whilst watching their antics all night. The audience isn't safe either!
The narrator and storyteller of the evening is the lovely Edie. As the sun sets and desires come alive, Edie uses her signature blend of sass and sensuality to guide the audience through the erotic escapades that make up the world of Zumanity. Edie is definitely a great character. She truly carries the show and makes it flow.
Watching Zumanity, my 'date' and I were both flabbergasted by the sheer athleticism these artists display. Not only are they all talented performers, their creative displays are so innovative! The Waterbowl (in picture below) is an amazing 'dance' between two women jumping, twisting and swimming in (and out of) a bowl of water on stage.
Tssius was another of my favorite acts. The aerial dance told a beautiful story of love and desire, and the performers' small stature made everything so incredible. Rose Boy (below on the right) was a delight to watch (*wink,wink*) both Carol and I could have sworn those abs were painted on! (I should have asked for a close-up view right?)
The finale was a rotating 'orgy' act (below). It was a feast for the eyes no doubt, and displayed all the glorious characters we'd seen all night.
In the middle of the act, two audience members were plucked from their seats and joined the cast on the rotating stage to partake in the fun. It was great to watch and the entire audience was roaring with laughter.
|finale 'orgy' scene|
Seeing Zumanity was an experience I'll never forget, and look forward to seeing many more live Cirque du Soleil shows as well. All the performers are amazingly talented, and the entire performance experience is exciting!
Have YOU ever seen a Cirque show live? If so, which one? If not, which are you dying to see?