CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: OVO

By: Kristin Curtis

Since its beginning in the early 1980s, Cirque du Soleil has allowed people to have a mind blowing (trip minus) the acid. Fire breathing, juggling, body contortions, wild costumes, original music, and bold stunts are some of the characteristics that make up a Cirque du Soleil show. It all started in Canada when a group of colorful characters led by Guy Laliberté went on tour in 1984 as a performance troupe doing much of what we see in the shows today. The Quebec natives brought it on over to the United States in 1987 and it has caught on like wildfire since it’s introduction to the American people. Now, 1,300 artists from 55 countries make up the athletes and artists that join together to create the Cirque du Soleil experience. Now, Cirque du Soleil has found an appropriate home in Sin City: Las Vegas, as well as in Orlando, New York, and Riviera Maya, while continuing touring shows. One of those touring shows happens to be bringing the party to the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colorado, on January 11-15. The insect-inspired OVO by Cirque du Soleil is jam-packed with energy and movement. In a representation of the some of the busiest species, the show follows the daily activities of various insects including how they work, look for a mate, and socialize. The audience will follow the charismatic creatures as they react to the mystifying appearance of an egg symbolizing the circle of life in the insect world. The flexibility of fleas, spiders spinning webs, crickets climbing the walls of their home, and ants collecting food for the colony are among some of the spectacles to be featured in OVO. As with every Cirque show, acrobatics, music, and dancing are too good to be real. The performers push their bodies to the limit in an array of seemingly impossible positions and poses as they portray aspects of life as a bug.  The vibrant lights and elaborate set will take you to the ground as you experience the movement of an ecosystem you have never experienced up close and personal before. If you have ever wondered what life is like as an extremely acrobatic insect, now is your chance to find out.

Tickets are on sale now at www.cirquedusoleil.com or budweisereventscenter.com starting at $40 per ticket.

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