Monday, September 25, 2006

Cirque Du Soleil - Delirium On Tour

Roy/SAC aka Carsten CumbrowskiI am a Cirque du Soleil Fan for a while. I admit it. I have seen most older shows on DVD and have been only to one Live Show before, " Le Reve" which is played at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort and Casino. Okay, Le Reve is not an official "Cirque" show, I know, but it was created by Dragone, who was one of the most important Show creators of Cirque du Soleil (He created "O" for example). I wrote in detail about my Le Reve experience in April.

Last week came the Cirque to Fresno with their newest show called "Delirium". I was surprised that Fresno was a stop on their Tour. I got two tickets right when they went on sale waited in anticipation for the date of show.

The show was last week and I wanted to blog about it earlier already, sorry. Well, the show was quite different than the other Cirque Shows I have seen. Delirium is making heavy use of video projection. The stage is a long and slim and only the long sides are visible to the audience. The left and right corners are big movie screens where video is played throughout the show supporting the action on the main stage. The Main stage itself had "curtains" which were also used to project video on them (when they were closed). They could adjust them to be either semi-transparent or not transparent at all.

I have never seen so much different singers in a single Cirque Show. They must have had 5 or 6 of them. Music and Video played an important role in this show. There were a lot of dancers and the acrobatic "wow effect" acts were for my taste a bit too scarce. Overall was the show very nice though. A lot of intended references to previous Cirque du Soleil shows were made.

You can see a few pictures from the show within this post, which I took with my Camera Phone.

If you would like to see more (and better) pictures, see the picture gallery at the Delirium Website.

I will be in Las Vegas again at the end of october and are going to watch the Cirque du Soleil Show "Ka" at the MGM and I also want to see "O" one day. May be next year in January, when I go to Las Vegas again. Okay, to wrap up this post, here is a Teaser Video of "Delirium". I did not enabled the "Auto Play" Option. To watch the Flash Video, right-click on it and select "Play". Enjoy.

"Delirium" Teaser Video (Flash) via YouTube

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