Last night, D, D’s mom, D’s brother, and I went to see Cirque de Soleil’s “Kooza” playing at our local stomping grounds. It was a fantastic show, surely worth the price of admission. I had been to Cirque’s performance at “O” at the Bellagio a couple years ago but this one was totally different. We all piled into a giant circus tent and were heartily entertained by clowns, contortionists, musicians and acrobats.
When these guys came out, my first impression was, "Okay, a guy on a unicycle and a pretty girl to dance around him." Clearly I was wrong. They flipped and turned and leaped...all while balancing on a unicycle. Snap judgment retracted.
I've always been fascinated by contortionists. These ones did not disappoint. As D mentioned, I'd love to see those spinal x-rays!
And if there were any lingering doubts about the legitimacy of these guys, I can contest (after seeing a guy nearly fall off the wire) this is the real deal, folks.
Fortunately, I was not recruited to join the crew at the end of the show but it was a great way to spend a Sunday evening nonetheless.
All images sourced from Cirque de Soleil.