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Cirque du Soleil Varekai Vists Glasgow

Cirque du Soleil Varekai Vists Glasgow

The Canadian theatrical sensation, Cirque du Soleil recently came to Glasgow. After years of dying to watch them live, I finally had my chance with Cirque du Soleil Varekai at The SSE Hydro. Never heard of Cirque du Soleil before? They are the largest theatrical producer in the world with dancers,  gymnasts, singers and actors from all over the world competing to earn that coveted spot on one of their 20 worldwide productions. The hiring process is intense, as I discovered while watching a documentary about the troupe and even after months of training, you might still be rejected. After seeing the show for myself, I can see why the auditions are rigorous.  Each production has a unique story, and Varekai is based on the Greek myth of Icarus. The show reimagined the story behind Icarus after he flew close to the sun and fell from the sky. Rather than drowning, within the production, Icarus falls into the middle of a forest with exotic creatures surrounding him.  I have to admit that at times, it was hard to follow the storyline as I was too in awe of the acrobatic performances but even if you get lost, don’t worry. The set design, music, […]

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