Last month I was lucky enough to go to the opening night of Cirque du Soleil’s OVO here in Portland.
This is the 3rd Cirque show I have been lucky enough to attend and just like all the others it didn’t disappoint. And trust me, I was a little leery considering this show is all about bugs.
“OVO is a headlong rush into a colourful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. The insects’ home is a world of biodiversity and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion.
When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives.
It’s love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual.
OVO is overflowing with contrasts. The hidden, secret world at our feet is revealed as tender and torrid, noisy and quiet, peaceful and chaotic. And as the sun rises on a bright new day the vibrant cycle of insect life begins anew.
You know, what surprises me the most about all of the Cirque shows is their ability to portray humor when really non of the characters speak! Both my husband and I were laughing several times, and I had a grin on my face the entire time. It’s really hard not to when you are viewing such vibrant colors and don’t even get me started on some of their tricks!
Okay, well you got me started. There were several acts that were hugely impressive but by far my favorite is on called “Wall.” This act incorporates a rock wall, trampolines and some lizards. 🙂 It’s a quick paced, high intensity act that had my heart pumping just watching!
In addition to the amazing acts I also love that the music is from the orchestra live, and their singer has just a simply beautiful voice that will tug at your core.
So, OVO is actually ending its run here in Portland on May 20th. But there is still time to get tickets, they would make a fantastic Mother’s Day gift for sure!
There is also a great deal going on just for Mother’s Day. You can get 25% off price level 1, 2 or 3 tickets on select performances. I will say that in order to receive the discount you need to be a Cirque Club member, but registration is fast and free, plus Cirque Club members receive advance access to the best seats under the Grand Chapiteau, ticket upgrades, partner promotions and insider information on the world of Cirque du Soleil!
Oh, and one more thing. I have a pair of tickets to the May 16th 8:00PM show in Portland to giveaway!!
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THIS GIVEAWAY WILL END MAY 14TH AT 11:59PM PST AND IS ONLY OPEN TO THOSE THAT ARE ABLE TO ATTEND THE SHOW IN PORTLAND, OR ON MAY 16TH, 2012.
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Disclosure: This giveaway was made possible by US Family Guide. I was not compensated. My words, my experience, my life.