Checking out Cirque Du Soleil: OVO

 

My favorite thing about the circus has never been the animals, for obvious reasons and well…that’s what the zoo is for. My favorite part has always been the acrobats, the contortionists, the aerialists, the trapeze artists and the tight rope walkers, the sheer talent and strength of those performers leave me in awe.

 

Contortion Spiders

Cirque Du Soleil has always attracted me; we loved Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour and Zumanity in Vegas (lots of fun but NOT for the kids) so we were excited for the premiere of OVO last night at Barclays Center.

About OVO
“OVO is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. The insects’ home is a world of biodiversity and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion.

When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives.
It’s love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye—and the feeling is mutual.

OVO is overflowing with contrasts. The hidden, secret world at our feet is revealed as tender and torrid, noisy and quiet, peaceful and chaotic. And as the sun rises on a bright new day the vibrant cycle of insect life begins anew.”

Hand Balancing Dragonfly

 

Foot Juggling Ants

From the moment we entered the arena, we felt as if we were in the middle of the rain forest with  sounds of water, samba and various insects, like mosquitoes and crickets and in the middle of the stage was the OVO which is Portuguese for egg. As we waited for the show to start bugs and bug catchers interacted with the audience but we still weren’t prepared for such a breath taking show. Between the colors, the gravity defying acts, humor and talent, it was hard to take our eyes off of what was happening as this show grabs your attention and we could not wait for them to come back from intermission.

Russian Cradle – Scarabs

This is a wonderful family show, fun for grown-ups, little ones and even my tween.  OVO will be at Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the rest of the week through Sunday July 9th before moving on to Uniondale, Long Island’s – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum by New York Community Bank where they will be performing from August 30th-September 3rd.  Tickets start at $55 and can be purchased here or at the box office. Check out our social media accounts for more photos and fun videos from the show!

OVO Ensemble

 

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