"At its best, Cirque is about the synthesis of form, strength, grace and balance. It's about the tension that results when you pit will against physics. Trying to spot-weld a narrative — especially one more complex than a kid who imagines a fantasy world — onto that only distances an audience from what it came for: acrobats, gymnasts and strongmen doing things the human body shouldn't be able to do."
This is the fifth "Cirque" performance that your aged reviewer and his friends have been privileged to see.
Would we recommend it?
This is "Cirque" after all – music, choreography, spectacle, dance, acrobatics, extravaganzas of light and sound.
Mortgage the kids, sell the cat and just go!
And yet – it is my hope that next time Cirque have a theme which is less constricting and sets them free to showcase their undoubted talents even more.