On Wednesday evening we went and saw the latest Cirque du Soleil traveling show to come to the Bay Area. Bought the ticket months ago. I'm a huge fan of Cirque du Soleil. I've seen four of their traveling shows (Alegria, Quidam, Dralion, and Saltimbanco) and I've seen Mystere in Las Vegas. O and Zumanity are still on my must-see list.
The new show that we saw on Wednesday is called Corteo. The whole show represents a man's dream or fantasy about his own funeral cortege. It's filled with angels, circus acts, pretty girls, hunky men, midgets, and giants.
The different acts included the usual Cirque mainstays: amazing gymnastics by both men and women, funny slapstics by clowns, and aerobatics by beautiful girls. In addition, they had an awesome juggling act, a tightrope walker, men and women rolling around in giant steel rings (it's more amazing than it sounds, promise), and many others.
Corteo doesn't have as much of a dream-like, uber-fantasy feel of the other Cirque shows I've seen. Still, it is unmistakeably a Cirque show, and it was very, very good.