If you've ever witnessed the spectacle that is a Cirque du Soleil event, you know the whole thing can easily be described as dizzying. So it's about time the troupe came up with a title that makes sense: Delirium. The show has perhaps the circus's most straightforward plot, described as a "quest for balance in a world that is increasingly out of sync with reality."
Whereas your typical Cirque performance is a showcase of dance, acrobatics and trapeze acts, Delirium is a live-music stadium show with Cirque elements. The urban tale is spun by a mix of music, dance, theater and state-of-the-art multimedia. The audience will be submerged under a 130-foot, two-sided stage; flying overhead will be crazy aerial, acrosport and hand-balancing acts. All this is accented by 540 feet of projections displaying enormous imagery. Delirium is the first Cirque show in which music and international musicians are the main focus (despite the whole 540-foot-screen thing). Think of it as a concert for your ears and eyes.
March 10-11, 8 p.m.; Sat., March 11, 2 p.m.; Sun., March 12, 7 p.m.
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