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Cirque Du Soleil - Kurios

Thursday, 02 October 2014 12:53

Cirque Du Soleil has returned to the Portlands in Toronto and everyone is talking about the Quebec Circus act all over again.

Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities opened to rave reviews a few weeks back, and continues through October 26th.

The show has a late 1800s look, capturing the ambience of the birth of electricity. As usual, the atmosphere in the Grand Chapiteau circus tent is spooky and magical. Electricity pulses in glass orbs, a wild haired inventor scuttles about looking at his science projects. There is a man who seems to be some kind of human accordion walking around and another fellow seems to have some sort of circular diving bell dwelling protruding from his stomach, and something clearly lives inside of it.

That’s the ambience, the show itself is both the amazing acrobatics and stunts you would expect, and a bunch of new ideas too.

Look out for the Invisible Circus, and fantastic upside down world stunt, and the curiously entertaining segment of hand and finger puppetry.

If you are a long-time fan, this show has great new ideas and fresh approach to the Cirque experience. For those new to Cirque, it’s a great entry point.

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