Second of all, WHY HAVEN’T THESE TWO COLLABORATED? Is it not the perfect match?
Anyways, last night was the opening night of Amaluna, the 32nd production from Montreal based circus troupe Cirque Du Soleil or as I like to call it, “The place where Olympic gymnasts/pole dancers go when they get older/want to make money”. Following a loosely based Pocahontas meets Avatar storyline (indigenous woman finds love with first white man she sees), Amaluna is being praised as the most female heavy lineup of all the Cirque Du Soleil acts.
It’s tough to review a show like this, but here is a play by play of things I might of said during show
“it hurts me to watch this”
“is that possible?”
You get the drift. Spanning over two hours, Amaluna, like all of Cirque Du Soleil’s shows, are basically a showcase of outlier human capabilities. The men and women of this show can do phenomenal things and definitely will make you wonder about your own workout routines (why can’t I climb a pole with only my arms?). Some of the things are mind blowing, some of the things will make you wonder but almost everything is interesting. This is a show you can’t see every day, unless you buy tickets to this show, every day.
If you have never seen a Cirque Du Soleil show, you would do well to make this your first. It’s fun, interesting and has plenty of jaw dropping moments. What more can you ask for?
Amaluna plays in Toronto from From 6 Sep 2012 to 4 Nov 2012, tickets available here.