If I had to sum up my Cirque Du Soleil experience this weekend in one word, it would be WOW! I have been in awe of the big tents that are erected each year and always talked about going to a Cirque show but something something always seemed to come up and we never made it. This year my daughter showed interest in the big tents and I decided that one way or another this would be the year we finally went to see what it was all about. You hear about the magic that is Cirque Du Soleil and quietly think, “can it really be that good?”. Well I am here to tell you YES, Cirque Du Soleil Kurios is THAT good and more. It is one of those shows that you can watch many times and still find new things each time to make your eyes light up like Christmas morning.
I have seen many variety shows at the Moda Center in Portland, even the Cirque show Toruk but this was nothing like those shows, this was truly amazing. Kurios was astounding on so many levels; was full of acrobats, aerialists and contortionists who were flipping, flying , and bending all around the Grand Chapiteau. It was entertaining every second of the 2+ hour show. The cast drew the crowd into the show by taking the acts into the crowd as well as interacting with guests on and off stage. The setting was more intimate than a show at Moda Center, even if you were in the back row, you felt like part of the show.
You know when you build something up in your mind there is a tendency to feel let down when it does not live up to your expectations. That was not the case here, Cirque Du Soleil Kurios was everything I thought that a Cirque show would be and more. From the high flying duo to the tiny lady the afternoon was full of amazement and wonder at every turn. For me and many others, the show was stolen by an afternoon date and his not very well socialized cat that had the entire crowd laughing to the point of tears.
Cirque Du Soleil Kurios in in Portland thru October 8th. If you are on the fence about going, I would strongly recommend you take the leap and attend this spectacular show. You will not be disappointed.
Not in Portland, Kurios will be heading to Vancouver British Columbia next then off to Tokyo Japan. There are a few standing shows in Vegas and touring shows that are traveling around the country. Check out all the great Cirque Du Soleil shows!
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