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SunSpots: Cirque du Soleil's "Ovo"

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Ovo - Magical and Breathtaking!!!

My introduction to Cirque du Soleil came several years ago through Bravo TV.  I found myself on the edge of my bed, hand clasped across my mouth - alternating with gasps of disbelief!  But, to see any Cirque du Soleil performance live is simply a mesmerizing and breathtaking experience - and, Ovo does not disappoint!


Ovo is set in a magical and exciting world of delightful and breathtaking adventures!  The costumes are imaginative and surreal, wonderfully creating the ecosystem that lives beneath our feet.  The live music and vocals (a hallmark of Cirque du Soleil) add even more texture and melodrama to this world into which we peek.

The "Dragonfly of Orvalho" shows amazing grace and unbelievable strength as he weaves his way in and out of looped poles, pausing here and there to strike a pose!

Dragonfly of Orvalho Dragonfly of Orvalho

Balancing on a tightrope seems difficult enough, but how 'bout a "slackwire"?!?!  "Spiderman" does just that, upping the ante all the way!

You'll never look at a climbing wall the same way after you see  "Crickets" - an amazing piece of choreographed acrobatics!!

Crickets Crickets

OVO is a headlong rush into a colourful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. The insects' home is a world of biodiversity and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion.

When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives.

It’s love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual.

OVO is overflowing with contrasts. The hidden, secret world at our feet is revealed as tender and torrid, noisy and quiet, peaceful and chaotic. And as the sun rises on a bright new day the vibrant cycle of insect life begins anew.

At $70-250, tickets aren't cheap!  But, the breathtaking experience?  Priceless!


Ovo continues at the United Center through August 21, 2011.

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