Hoorah for Kooza!

It’s been a month now since my husband and I had a date to watch the new Cirque du Soliel show Kooza in Portland.

A month of trying to figure out how I can go watch the show again!

So, this is the post where I lay it all out in the open and tell you my thoughts on this show. I will start off by saying that this is the first Cirque du Soliel show I have had the privilege to watch live. I’ve seen a couple of shows on t.v. but nothing prepares you for the thrill and excitement of seeing a show live.

Kooza in PortlandYou can tell from this picture that a) I’m a bit of a geek, b) I’ve got mad self picture taking skills, and c) I was SUPER happy about going!

If you missed my first post about Kooza by Cirque du Soleil you can check it out HERE.

I don’t even think that I have any words that could possibly convey how freaking awesome the show was! It was filled with so many thrills and HOLY COW moments.

When I initially read about Kooza and looked at the pictures I thought it would be sort of dark. The Trickster looked kind of scary to me but being there and actually witnessing the storyline completely turned my assumptions upside down.

The story of the Innocent was whimsical and I think the underlying theme was that all things are possible. The Trickster was really a guide and although there were times when he teased the Innocent he was really showing him that he could look inside himself and accomplish wondrous things.

As I mentioned in the earlier post, Kooza is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soliel. This show focuses more on clowning and acrobatics and boy howdy does it ever! This was some of the best clowning I have EVER seen. My husband and I laughed so hard almost to the point of tears. *Some of the humor in the show was more adult oriented. It is a family friendly show but keep this in mind.* And I promise I won’t ruin anything for you but the 3 contortionists.. O-M-Gosh! And probably my favorite of the night were the 2 guys on the Wheel of Death. Their act coupled with the rocking music was just awesome. My heart actually beat quicker watching them.

Probably, the only downside of the show was being sternly spoken to during the intermission. My hubby was trying to take a picture with is cell phone of the stage, (again during intermission, no performers anywhere,) and one of the staff came over and told him to put his phone away, that pictures were not allowed. I get that but come on. It was intermission! Plus, they let me walk in with my Nikon DSLR! If you were going to be that strict why let me in with a digital camera?

Anywho, sadly this week is the last run for Kooza here in Portland. The show will pack up starting on Sunday and head up to Seattle where performances will kick off June 3rd.

PLEASE if you are able go see this show. It truly is amazing and I’m so thankful that I can say I’ve watched Cirque du Soliel perform in person!

For dates, times and tickets visit the Cirque du Soliel Official Website.

*Disclosure: With many thanks to R-West PR, my husband and I were comp’d wonderful tickets to see Kooza here in Portland.*


  1. I’ve never seen a Cirque performance, but I’ve heard they’re fabulous. Thanks for your review.

  2. Ooooh! I’m so jealous! I’ve never been to one of their shows but I sit with my mouth open like a fish and watch them when they’re on TV. You lucky gal, you!

  3. We got tickets as a gift a few years ago. Kooza sounds amazing!

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