It’s still showtime with Cirque du Soleil
Missing all of Cirque du Soleil’s fabulous shows in Las Vegas? Maybe you had tickets before this COVID-19 stuff hit so hard? Well, be heartened! Cirque du Soleil’s Cirque Connect website is filled with content that gives you a glimpse into the Cirque world, from workout routines to behind-the-scenes videos and a new hourlong special.
Debuting at 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and noon Pacific on March 27, that special brings together incredible moments from several of Cirque du Soleil’s popular shows—longtime Vegas favorite “O”, Luzia and KURIOS—Cabinet of Curiosities. If you’re familiar with “O”, you’ll appreciate the foray into fancy and the natural world, plus the incredible acts performed in the pool that acts a watery stage. KURIOS—Cabinet of Curiosities is one of Cirque’s touring shows, and opens up a marvelous world with “curios” brought to life one by one. And Luzia, also a touring production, is inspired by the myriad aspects of Mexican culture. It should be quite a show.
Feel like keeping in shape in the next few weeks? Get a little inspiration from Cirque’s family, with the Cirque It Up video series, and get a new workout routine going. Another video series goes through the step-by-step makeup routines for a number of characters—combine the two, and you might be able to stage a little Cirque show right from your living room!
If you are into virtual reality, Cirque du Soleil VR app will give you access in a whole different way. Go to the website for a link (it’s currently available for Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift and Oculus Go.)
Explore the behind-the-scenes world of Cirque shows from all over, with a series of videos from KÀ to Michael Jackson ONE, including interviews, amazing facts about shows and clips of different acts and acrobats.
You can also find links to the family-friendly cartoon series, Luna Petunia, on Netflix (which seems to be offering a free 30-day trial, yay!), plus Big Top Academy (available on Hulu, which also has a free trial) for the bigger kids.
Check out playlists from Cirque du Soleil and music videos, many of which include lyrics—and that means a grand family singalong. As long as you can get the teens to join in!