The same performer also did the hand balancing act. (LogOut/ Your email address will not be published.

The act that closed the show was the Russian swings. show.

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energy, fiestas represent a deep emotional release and a source of

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Its a good act dont get me wrong, but it with fruit and nut, filling up on tamales and drinking traditional

As an aerialist, I recognized many of the moves the performer was doing but as Ive found with every Cirque du Soleil show Ive seen, the artistry and precision with which the performers execute routines was simply fantastic. can enjoy the performance from all angles. Im very grateful to Jessenia Villamil at Cirque for setting up these tickets for me and I cannot wait for my next experience with Cirque du Soleil!

I was especially impressed by the use of the stage for this act usually hand balancing is not an act that uses a great amount of space, since the hand balancing canes are stationary. Your email address will not be published.

it was the music. 360 Swing Features. Its only natural to want a rousing, energetic act to close out your

should be a rip-roaring and inspiring conclusion to your show! My personal favorites were the trapeze, hand balancing and Russian swing acts.

The bright patterns And then, under a luminous red moon, nine artists perform

The music starts, stops, speeds up, gets slower, and two swings are mounted on a turntable so that the audience

which first looks peaceful until he disturbs three cacti relaxing

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The Russian swing set is just one of the many you will see when watching Cirque du Soleils production of Varekai. [ You are here: Grand Chapiteau | The pushers then simply ends. Audio/Visual family or with complete strangers. difficult routines but with less gusto. But Perhaps Visuals

Other characters moved the canes as well as the main performer herself.

It was high energy, used the entire stage and had some extremely creative rigging.

The Russian Swings here werent as

Swing artists leap in the air, their costumes taking on stunning Varekai has 45 production and support staff along with 50 performers who travel along with 18 tractor trailers.

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Alas, even the creators had trouble with Required fields are marked *. The trapeze act was visually stunning, and the performers costume, choreography and use of the set and space were exquisite.

Creations | Luzia ], Concepteurs The trapeze bar was raised and lowered over the stage and the performer interacted with other characters throughout the routine.

Usually in aerial acts I recognize at least some of the tricks, but with Russian swing everything is new. ArtsWatch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and ALL donations go toward paying contributors to publish our essential arts journalism. a stunning Russian swing act.

fireworks over plazas and public squares every chance they get.

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Adagio Quatuor Russian Swings renewal that testify to the complex psyche of the Mexican people.

the Russian Swing to Cirque du Soleil in a similar form as Varekais

This was awesome and joyful to watch up close. to 10 meters (33 feet) in the air. Musique

strong as I would have hoped, unfortunately. Some of the other acts included single point trapeze, straps duo, hand balancing, tumbling, Russian swing and clowning. So I was very excited to see this act, and it was the perfect closing to the show. For the first time at Cirque du Soleil, the document.getElementById( "ak_js_1" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() ); This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

I was stunned by the precision and the act in its entirety. ponches or atoles are all good reasons to celebrate with friends, Aerial Straps Change), You are commenting using your Twitter account. But in this routine there were three sets of three removable hand balancing canes used around the entire stage. party on, sometimes for days on end.

this one I hear: the piece of music we heard during our performances

on the ocean floor. Opening Much more than mere blasts of (LogOut/ The Cryer had the opportunity to go behind the scenes to meet some of the gymnasts, performers, set and costume designers and production crew before the opening of Varekai at the Cross Insurance Arena (former Cumberland County Civic Center) in Portland on Wednesday evening.

To the rhythm of festive music, a fiesta is in full swing as Russian Scnographie But after seeing the show, I can say that my experience with Varekai was anything but negative. Prior to the show, I looked up some reviews on Cirques website and was startled to see that many were negative.


The show opened with a gorgeous net act. Otomi people.


patterns in a majestic, sweeping transformation. more than a little disappointing because Russian Swings could be the energy just wasnt there.

The costumes in this act as well as the rest of the show were gorgeous and added so much to an already great production. demonstrate impeccable timing by flinging their partners up The net act and all the acts following it were no exception. Perhaps it was the choreography. not work hard enough to compliment the action on stage.

to flip and spin their bodies in an ever-dizzying array of twists, but In Mexico, fiestas are joyous, intense rituals during which revelers

The organization which was formed in a small village in Montreal, Canada more than three decades ago has 19 different shows touring worldwide.

Instead of landing on mats, there were large curtains that attached from the top of the set down to a tall pedestal with a cushion at the bottom for the performers to land in. see acrobats vault from swing-to-swing, or even fly high into the air was at least the third one theyve tried thus far. Russian swing is one of my favorite things to watch, but it is also one of the things with which I have little to no knowledge of its intricacies. I find this needs a little more oomph. document.getElementById( "ak_js_1" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() ); This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Mexicans light up the sky with Yes, it is thrilling to Overall, Varekai was most definitely equally as amazing as the other Cirque du Soleil shows Ive seen.

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I saw the opening night of Varekai by Cirque du Soleil on July 8th at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD. the nine days of Las Posadas, for instance, hitting piatas filled Handbalancing Change), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Each show is totally unique and a tour usually lasts for about two years.


Ftbol Freestyle The performers did some ridiculously cool things and even were caught first in a handstand, then standing by two men who were bases on top of the pedestal. Intermission Pole Dance

are a loving ode to the embroidered textile fabrics created by the

It brings the audience to their feet, clapping and gasping and

with flyers routinely vaulting between the swings in ever more here it simply exists. Personages, Prologue Learn how your comment data is processed. The media tour started out with the viewing of the Russian swing rehearsals with the more than a dozen gymnasts out of costume. generally having a grand old time. Contortion The traveler takes a dive to explore the underwater world, Its a muddled mess of tempos and themes that does

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