Cirque du Soleil: Quidam (1996)

Zoe: Cirque du Soleil: Quidam

Zoe: Cirque du Soleil: Quidam

★★★★

(Royal Albert Hall, London, 1 February 2014)

Something a little different today; and this is going to be a largely image-based post, for which I make no apology. Words only go so far with the Cirque du Soleil: it is first and foremost a dazzling spectacle, a delicious selection-box of acts celebrating the grace, strength and power of the human body. We’d never been to any of their performances before, but for this year’s birthday treat  I was whisked off to see Quidam at the Royal Albert Hall. What a magnificent setting that is for a circus! – where else in London do you have quite the same feeling of being inside a luxurious big-top? And, over the course of the next two hours, a whole new world opened up before us: a gorgeously stylised magical other-where.

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