Saturday, January 17, 2009

Thursday Night at The Bellagio


Bette Midler has lots of jokes about the French Canadian acrobatics, divers, clowns that make up the Cirque du Soliel. She also joked about never knowing that the F**k it was about. I found both to be true.

O the greatest of Cirque was set with 1.5 million gallons of water. Clowns, divers, fire throwers, Fan dancers, French courtesans,.acrobats, contortionists and water... the costumes are great and skin tight, the staging magnificent and the set was stunning. I was not sure what I was watching but I was captivated by O.

Cirque du Soleil weaves an aquatic tapestry of artistry, surrealism and theatrical romance in the timeless production, "O." Inspired by the concept of infinity and the elegance of water's pure form, "O" pays tribute to the beauty of the theatre - from the simplest street performance to the most lavish of operas - where anything is possible and where the drama of life plays itself out before our very eyes. World-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers, divers and characters perform in, on, and above water to create a breathtaking experience. Only at Bellagio, Las Vegas.

who the hell would have thought... O was infinity and the water its pure form... Cirque is way too esoteric and full of itself but it was pretty and a great way to spend 2 hours in Vegas.