Today was an amazing day! I went into the heart of Toronto with my sister and my uncle and got to see Alegria, a Cirque du Soleil Show. It was amazing! For those of yous unfamiliar with the show, it originated in Quebec with some circus performers, and gradually it spread worldwide. Cirque du Soleil specialize in acrobatics, it almost is like a cross between a Circus performance, an Opera, and a Ballet. It really is beautiful and I so recommend seeing one of their performances because they are breathtaking!
Anyways It was so beautiful this story was a battle between life and death and is a story of a man who is dying, and trying to get to heaven. Although it has very little speech everything is explained through the gorgeous dancers and hauntingly beautiful singers. During this piece there is a constant battle between light and dark, and themes such as love, loss, and moving on are explained. Anyways enough of my babbling, here are some pictures.....
(Flame throwers!) There were two of them and they were brilliant, tempting and manipulating the fire with their hands it was so insane It left me awed!
(Insane contortionists.) I honestly don't know how it was physically possible for these two ladies to do some of the things they did. At one point the bottom girls had her legs flipped over her head, and the girl on top was balancing on the bottom girls hips doing a hand stand, I was captivated for their entire act.
(the two singers) these two women were the singers throughout the entire performance, they represented life and death, and were a constant battle of voices in the act. It was entrancing to hear the almost magical harmonies and they both were incredible live singers. They definitely added to the performance!
If you are ever thinking about heading to a place where Cirque du soleil is performing I highly recommend going to see the show, usually they aren't that expensive, and out of the shows I have see so far, I have not been disappointed!
"He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed." -Albert Einstein