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Cirque du Soleil - Who Sings at the Circus?

BaidolBaidol I will hold him offEscape while you canRegistered User regular
edited July 2011 in Singularity Engine++
Most of you are familiar with the traditional circus, like Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey

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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

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OH GOD WHY IS HE SO ANGRY

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That's better.

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.

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Others, not so much.

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Personally, I enjoy the music.







Cirque now has shows touring around the world. One of their newest,

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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.

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Those image tags more busted than Buck Nasty's momma's grill

  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    Whooooops img is not the right tag.

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    Those image tags more busted than Buck Nasty's momma's grill

    Imagine the slowest clap you've ever seen.

    That's me right now.

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  • TenTen Registered User regular
    Cirque du Soleil is amazing, I've seen three of their performances - one in Melbourne, one in Vancouver, and an Elvis themed one in Vegas. I wish I'd fought harder in Vegas to see Zumanity though because boobies. O looks like it would be pretty great too.

  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Preview option useful to catch those sorts of tag errors before posting.

    News at eleven

    Edit: Anyway, I've seen Dralion and Kooza live so far. Definitely going to see one of the Vegas ones if I ever get over there.

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    This is one of the best things ever ahhhhh why are the DVDs so expensive aaaaaah

  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    I've seen

    Mystere
    La Nouba (like seven fucking times)
    Dralion

    And uh another one I think?
    And my friend and I watched Quidam on tape about a hundred times before I saw my first Cirque show

    I ALMOST got to photograph a dress rehearsal of La Nouba. Was approved by the leaders down here, but the Big Bosses in Montreal said no :(

  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    Also, the chair shot above is from La Nouba.

    Love dat show

  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User
    I saw Quidam when it was in Ottawa

    neat

    I wish I'd been on shrooms or something tho

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  • TenTen Registered User regular
    Oh yeah, the one's I saw were Dralion in Melbourne and Kooza in Vancouver. I think Dralion is still the best one I've seen.

  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User
    edited July 2011
    I think seeing O would be cool, but I imagine the theater smells like a pool

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  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    I don't actually remember much of Dralion. I'm pretty sure I blacked out from all the awesome going on.

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  • TenTen Registered User regular
    Staleghoti wrote:
    I saw Quidam when it was in Ottawa

    neat

    I wish I'd been on shrooms or something tho

    I dunno, that didn't work out so well for Paul Rudd

    The Elvis one was OK if you're into Elvis, but it was more dancing than acrobatics so definitely the least impressive of the lot.

  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    I've seen Alegria and Saltimbanco

    and a few on DVD/TV

    it's good stuff.

    I like the juggler from Alegria the best

  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    I saw Zumanity in Vegas

    :^: :^:

    oh man there was this bombshell redhead who did some amazing bondage stuff with silk rope and then flew around the room with the silk ropes

    and the host of the show was an awesome dude dressed as a satyr

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  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    I saw a show in Florida.

    One of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.

    I want to do with you
    What spring does with the cherry trees.
  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    (Zumanity is the cirque/burlesque show)

    It wsa awesome

  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    VI, did you see it at Disney? Cuz that's La Nouba and it is so fucking good.

    I saw Dralion while it was on tour in. . . DC, I think

    Mystere I saw in Vegas, it was my first Cirque show

    I could talk about Cirque forever

  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    I have one of the fancy masks

  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    Did you steal it?

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    no I paid for it


    oh how I paid

  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    now they use it in the show!

  • ThreeCubedThreeCubed Registered User
    I saw La Reve in Vegas. It's basically water Cirque Du Soleil without the fancy schamncy CdS label. It was quite good, but nothing will ever ever top Varekai.

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  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    I'm really hoping I can make it up to San Francisco for Totem.

    Now to scrape up the money because this shit is expensive.

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  • HeadCreepsHeadCreeps BURN IN THE INSTAFIRE! LIKES ARE WHAT I DESIRE!Registered User regular
    Years ago there was this Cirque du Soleil behind the scenes series on tv (A&E I think, but I'm not sure) for Verekai. I can't remember the name of it but it was really cool, and I wish they'd do something like it again for the other ones.

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  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    Sheri wrote:
    VI, did you see it at Disney? Cuz that's La Nouba and it is so fucking good.

    I saw Dralion while it was on tour in. . . DC, I think

    Mystere I saw in Vegas, it was my first Cirque show

    I could talk about Cirque forever

    Mm, no it was at some center or other.

    I want to do with you
    What spring does with the cherry trees.
  • Enraged GuppiesEnraged Guppies Registered User
    I saw Dralion last week

    The clowns were much funnier than at la nouba, but the rest of it seemed a little less good than i remembered

    Except the double dutch, that shit was intense

    Enraged Guppies

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  • BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Registered User regular
    i saw a cirque show, forget what it was called, but it was damn sexy

  • FandeathisFandeathis Registered User regular
    I saw O in Vegas. We splurged on front row seats (Seats #1 and #2 actually). It was one of the best experiences of my life.

    You fuck wit' Die Antwoord, you fuck wit' da army.
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