KURIOS - Cirque du Soleil
Delve into a world of curiosity where seeing is disbelieving. KURIOS will immerse you in a mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions, leaving you to wonder: "Is it real, or just a figment of my imagination?"
Something on my life bucketlist – not just on my Los Angeles bucketlist – for a very long time has been to see a Cirque du Soleil show. I love being entertained (but really, who doesn’t?) and am a huge fan of concerts, shows, plays, and performances of all types! Cirque du Soleil in particular is something that has always interested me because it’s recognized world-wide as producing extremely creative, imaginative, emotional, mesmerizing, and mind-blowing performances. I find it fascinating that each circus-inspired show is different and has its own unique theme and imaginative storyline. The shows include a mixture of live music, magic, comedy, dancers, actors, mind-bending contortionists, and so much more. Cirque du Soleil is well-known all over, especially in good ol’ Viva Las Vegas, as being an amazing entertainment experience for all ages to enjoy. The performance company even has a star on the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard!
When I heard from multiple sources that that Dodger Stadium was hosting a Cirque du Soleil show during its off-season, I knew I had to find out what the hype was all about. First of all, how cool of a performance location is Dodger Stadium?! Before heading to the show, I figured the performance would take place in the actual stadium and thought, where the heck would the acrobats hang from?! But, to my surprise, the show was located in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium in an actual circus tent and not in the stadium itself. My boyfriend and I loved this because it felt like we were at a traditional, old time circus. Walking into the gigantic and beautiful blue and yellow tent made us feel like we were back in the early 1900’s where circuses were one of the world’s most captivating sources of entertainment. In the main lobby, we grabbed cocktails from the bar, a warm pretzel, and peanut m&m’s, and then headed into performance tent. Our seats were awesome and we had a perfect view of the stage.
I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect from KURIOS but I had a feeling it would be an incredible show. Cirque du Soleil’s KURIOS website explains: “Reality is relative. There is a world of curiosities to unravel. The show is a mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions. Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down.”
Overall, we were totally blown away by the performances, and not a few minutes went by that we weren’t ooh-ing and ahh-ing out loud. From incredible gymnastics, to impressive trapeze acts, to the costume design and make up, to the overall story line and traditional circus feel, it was a great first time Cirque du Soleil experience for both my boyfriend and I. The music choices throughout the show were perfect (you can purchase the soundtrack after the show if interested), the various acts captivating in their own unique way, and the actors did a great job at interacting with the crowd and keeping us all entertained. Oh, and I’m still trying to figure out how some of the performers can bend their bodies like they do…Yikes! This show turned me into a total Cirque du Soleil fan, and I can’t wait for my next Cirque experience.
Get your tickets while they’re hot - KURIOS will only be at Dodger Stadium until February 7, 2016. As your trustworthy LA tour guide, I can guarantee that you do not want to miss this experiencing this unique and amazing show! Click HERE to view ticket options and purchase tickets (starting at just $50!). Parking is $25 in the main lot at Dodger Stadium but you can easily find street or metered parking for much cheaper or you can take public transportation (we ubur'd - totally worth it). KURIOS at Dodger Stadium is located at 1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Want to see KURIOS but don’t live in Los Angeles? You’re in luck because the show will be touring throughout the country and will be stopping in Atlanta, Boston, New York, and Washington D.C. Click here for more information on the tour locations and dates.
Thank you to Cirque du Soleil for sponsoring this special night.
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