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Review of Cirque du Soleil: Varekai

Beautiful, wonderful, thrilling, and whimsical. These are just a few of the adjectives that describe tonight’s performance of Cirque du Soleil: Varekai. Tracy and I were fortunate enough to get tickets and we didn’t have to travel far since the circus tents were just about a mile away from our home in Marymoore Park in Redmond, WA (the site says Seattle, but means the Seattle area). I expect more shows in the future since Redmond paved part of the park for this very reason.
The acrobats and musibcians were spectacular. There were people doing things in the air without a net that left us in awe and on the edge of our seats. There was also a juggler that juggled in ways I’ve never seen, including juggling balls in and out of his mouth, and even mixed it up with additional balls in his hands at the same time. He juggled with a lot more than that, including juggling-type bowling pins behind his back, twirling at incredible speed even enough to make an old drum-stick tosser like me blush. They were spun so far it was difficult to even see the rotation.
Both the male and female acrobats were very, very impressive. The man female acrobat stole the spotlight for one segment showing more flexibility than the Twizzlers in my pocket that Tracy and I got during intermission.
If you ever have a chance to see any Cirque du Soleil show I highly recommend it. We’re looking forward to the next time the show is in town in the Seattle area (hopefully in Redmond again, and likely). It was a truly fantastic show!
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  1. Andrew J
    June 5, 2006 at 7:12 am

    I got to see this one too. It was great!
    I also got to see one in Vegas last month (Ka) and if you have a chance, you gotta go see this one. These non-travelling ones can do so many more cool things since they can setup once and leave it alone.

  2. Andrew J
    June 5, 2006 at 7:13 am

    Oh, in the past, I’ve seen Cirque du Soleil tents set up in the parking lot by Fry’s. Hopefully when they come back, they’ll stay in Marymoor instead of going to Fry’s.

  3. Unknown
    June 24, 2006 at 7:25 pm

    Wow, Heath! That sounds like lots of fun! Now I don’t think I’ll be so afraid to go on the plane.  I’m so exited about coming to see you and Tracy and go to the circus! Love you both so much!!!

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