Most of you are familiar with the traditional circus, like Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey
These organizations are comprised of acrobats, clowns, animals and numerous other acts in goofy costumes and make-up that perform for the entertainment of you, the visitor. Now take all of that, subtract the animals, add a semblance of a story that may or may not be interpretable and an incomprehensible singing language and you'll get
OH GOD WHY IS HE SO ANGRY
Cirque du Soleil is an entertainment company based in Montreal, Canada with its roots in street performing. Falling under the "contemporary circus" category, Cirque focuses less on traditional aspects of circus, such as animals, and instead favors an emphasis on character and story development, told through the performers on the stage, as well as the music and stage itself.
You'll find acts that you may very well find on the streets of a city.
Others, not so much.
Personally, I enjoy the music.
Cirque now has shows touring around the world. One of their newest,
is coming to San Francisco this fall. I may very well find myself heading north to see this, if I can scrape together some form of transportation.
So, come and let us talk about how much you love this organization, or how much these weird people creep you out.