Featuring high wire sword fights, spinning wheels of death and an amazing chair balancing act, the story will take a back seat to acrobatics, performances, costumes and artistry. This family friendly show is far less pretentious than other Cirque de Soleil performances. It is billed as paying homage to circus traditions.
The show has toured around the world to rave reviews. It is the show that feels the most like a circus performance. If you love Cirque du Soleil, then you will like this show. Those who feel that Cirque du Soleil is not really their thing, should give this performance a try.
They will be setting up the big top at the Skygate, next to the Brisbane Airport DFO. This location gives you plenty of parking with some venues to eat at in the early evening before the show. Unfortunately, there is no public transport after 6:30 pm, but there are buses that are perfect for the matinee show.
Two Canadian street performers founded Cirque du Soleil in 1984 and since then it has grown to be the largest theatrical production company in the world. A lot of pithy comments have been made about their success, but it really comes down to focusing on being a true circus, but not being limited by that.
Performances are theatrical and character-driven, combining great artistry with breathtaking acrobatic stunts. At one moment you can be going wow, the next you are experiencing a tender moment, followed by a chance to laugh out loud.
It doesn't hurt that they are able to attract some of the best circus performers in the world. Many of whom have gone on to be part of the circus revival scene all around the world.