Thursday, September 15, 2005

The Funereal Procession

After a late night out Friday, I ventured out again to see Cirque du Soleil's Corteo. It was quite a show.

A group of us from work made the trek. Some of us ate at Milestones on John St. before the show. Food was decently good. Good enough to eat there again but not good enough to run back for.

At Ontario Place, the big tent stood tall. Bright yellow and blue, it was surrounded by lesser tents serving other purposes, like food and Cirque merchandise. We took two cabs to get there.

We arrived exactly at 8 o'clock. As we took our seats, I noticed that the place was mostly full. There were still people entering the tent, including some of our crew.

As I looked around, I saw members of the circus working the aisles. They were equipped with the water squirters, just like any good clown should be. They must have been carrying four gallon drums hidden somewhere under their coats because they were soaking a lot of people with a lot of water.

One pair of spectators passed them and got doused. This couple wasn't sure where their seats were. So… moments later they went back and got soaked again. They ran off. They got chased. Fun for the whole crowd.

The actors were all physically talented. There were musicians, singers, tumblers, trapeze artists and more. They put on a really big show. The singers weren't the best but they weren't bad.

Two of our group had seen the show back in August. One interesting thing they noted was that the mistakes made were identical in both shows. She felt that they were planned, like when the highwire walker, working her way up an inclined rope, slipped but caught herself. Both shows, same slip, same time, same place.

All in all, a good time. It caters only to certain parts of the brain but that isn't a bad thing. I am thinking of checking out another show of theirs should one present itself.

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