28 05 2007

Melissa and I went to see the latest Cirque du Soleil show Varekai last Wednesday. As you’d expect, it was brilliant.


If you haven’t seen a Cirque show live do yourself a favour and get your hands on a ticket! TV just doesn’t capture the magic like being under the Grand Chaipiteau. Although the show is playing for another month in Melbourne tickets are in short supply – I’d suggest trying for a weekday matinee session.

The ‘foot jugglers‘ we’re amazing: one guy would lay on his back and use his legs to effortlessly toss his partner in the air in a series of increasingly difficult flips and spins. The juggler was sensational – a blur of objects would somehow hover above his hands. The Russian swing was an incredible spectacle (and looked like it’d be fantastic fun!). But Irina Naumenko’s handbalancing on canes was breathtaking – how one person can be so flexible, so strong and posses such a ridiculously fine sense of balance is beyond me…

santos.jpg octavio swings irina

Cirque have done it again; another amazing show!




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