September 9th, 2011
For its 25th show in 25 years, Cirque du Soleil brings bugs under its blue and yellow big top.
Ovo is a not so classic story of an ecosystem teeming with insects that are fascinated by an enigmatic egg. The mystical story has comedy, romance and high-flying drama, but more importantly spandex wearing athletes performing almost unbelievable body tricks. There are ants juggling each other, a spider traversing a wire on an upside down unicycle and bugs running up a vertical wall, all perfectly in rhythm to the live eight-piece band playing Brazilian pop. Among the 10 acts is Cirque’s biggest trapeze act to date with six scarabs flipping 14 metres above the stage.
From the first flying fleas to the final confetti, Ovo teases plenty of ovations from the audience. —Jaelyn Molyneux
Until October 29, under the Grand Chapiteau in Stampede Park, tickets from $55. Lucky Vitamin Daily readers can enjoy a 40% promotion code by clicking here.