I am an engineering and commerce student local to Perth and I enjoy trying new experiences and hanging out with friends
An experience that impresses - a gift worth giving
My girlfriend bought us both a ticket to see Cirque Du Soleil: OVO in Langley Park near the City in Perth last Wednesday for my birthday and it was fantastic. We were a tad late because the roadworks took up a lot of parking spots along the road. In the end, we went for paid parking near Perth Concert Hall which proved to be a 10 minute jog-walk from the circus.
The acts were quite impressive, all with an insect theme and story revolving around an egg, as indicated by the name "OVO" meaning "egg" in Portuguese. My favourite act was when a group of performers in ant's costumes came out and juggled enormous fruit-looking items on their feet while being balanced and tossed to their group members; all in sync with the music and each other. It demonstrated clearly their talent, strength and the months of practice they put into perfecting the art.
The contortionist act with the spider costume didn't really excite me and the music for that number was too mellow for my liking, but that withstanding I'm sure it required a lot of talent. The other acts included aerial trapeze, somersaults, tightrope walk on a unicycle and a large team of artists running, jumping and leaping on trampolines for the finale. All up it was 2 hours of showtime with half an hour break in the middle. During the intermission we saw the merchandise and the clothing looked creative but extremely pricey, a shirt costing as much as $90.
The music was also wonderful, very different to any music you would hear on the radio as it was French inspired. I was surprised to find the singing was not a recording but performed live throughout the show. We enjoyed the music so much we bought the music CD and the program for $30.
We sat at the back left hand side closest to the aisle but found it was not far from the stage with a view that could see everything. So buying a ticket in the cheapest section proved to be great value for money. We paid $84 per full-time student ticket situated in Section C - Row S Seat 1 and 2 for the 8pm show. Better seats ranged up to $165 for university students and were $10 more for adults.
I would highly recommend the show as a birthday gift or anniversary present for couples as you will be impressed with the music, colour, costumes, stage design, humour and talent in the show. Families and groups will enjoy it too. It was a memorable night worth every dollar. The show will be in Perth from April 14 - June 16 of 2013 in the afternoon and evening and tickets can be booked from their website here.