Written by Mike McKinney / Photos by Danielle Boise
One of the great sights every year is the raising of the blue and yellow big top tents at Atlantic Station. It means that Cirque du Soleil is back in town. This year they bring a brand new show called “Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities.” The show’s limited run in Atlanta will take place now through Sunday, May 8th.
“Kurios” can be described as in an alternate yet familiar past, in a place where wonders abound for those who trust their imagination, a Seeker discovers that in order to glimpse the marvels that lie just below the surface, we must first learn to close our eyes. In his larger-than-life curio cabinet, the Seeker is convinced that there exists a hidden, invisible world – a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams lie waiting. A collection of otherworldly characters suddenly steps into his makeshift mechanical world. When the outlandish, benevolent characters turn his world upside down with a touch of poetry and humor in an attempt to ignite the Seeker’s imagination, his curios jump to life one by one before his very eyes.
Think Steampunk, with a bit of magic and a whole lot of fun and that describes “Kurios.” It’s a high energy show that keeps you breathless as the Cirque performers dazzle you with their artistry and death defying stunts. Some of the highlights are a trampoline act that I thought was going to go through the roof of the tent, a balancing act where five women use incredible skill and strength to create amazing living sculptures and a tumbling act that brings down the house with their amazing skill and daring.
I guarantee you and your family will have a blast at this year’s Cirque du Soleil show. It’s one of the best Cirque shows that I have seen, filled with humor, those unique Cirque songs, and performances that will have you talking about them for weeks to come.
“Kurios” is playing now through Sunday, May 8th at Atlantic Station. For more information and tickets for “Kurios” click here.