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‘Cirque du Soleil’ “OVO”, Verizon Arena, Manchester, August 28, 2016 — Beyond Incredible.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access ‘Cirque du Soleil’ multimedia extravaganza for this show.

This was the 4th ‘Cirque du Soleil‘ we have seen (on stage). The others having been ‘Mystere‘ (in Vegas in 2012), ‘Dralion‘ also in 2012 in Manchester, and ‘Varekai‘ in 2014, again in Manchester. We like ‘Cirque du Soleil’ shows (despite the costs) — they are quite the experience.

‘Ovo’ had 5 BEYOND incredible, only possible with ‘Cirque du Soleil’, acts.

They were the: synchronized juggling by the ‘Amazing Ants’, trapeze without the swings, tightrope HAND WALKING, the mindbogglingly CUTE ‘slinky’ and a mesmerizing Diabolo Chinese spinning-top Yo-Yo juggling routine. These were, as they were probably meant to be, WORLD CLASS.


Most INCREDIBLE circus act I have EVER SEEN and I am a veteran of 70 or 80 circuses, including the “Moscow Circus” in Moscow. I would pay $100 to just see this!


So, so clever. The ‘creatura’ SLINKY. You have to see it.


Doing trapeze without swings is something else. Very dramatic.


Tightrope walking is one thing, but walking on your hands on a tightrope is a whole different matter. This was an amazing display of strength, agility and skill.

The synchronized juggling made the recent synchronized swimming at the Rio Olympics look childish!

These 5 acts just took the show over the top.

There were other great acts too — like the now copied by others — walking the vertical wall act.

The acrobatics, as ever, were in a class of their own and the music, again, as ever, was superb. Yes, we bought the CD (and the Program (as we invariably do). They don’t sell DVDs.

Amazing. Amazing. Amazing.


Also incredible that the arena, at best, was only 1/2 full. Yes, we went to what is always the least attended of the shows. That is why we go. Easier to get good tickets and we had outstanding seats. Basically the same ones we get each year to see “Barnum and Bailey” — but these costs 4.5x times more! But am not complaining. And neither was Deanna who often complains that I pay too much for tickets. She loved the show. But I think ‘Cirque du Soleil’ is too expensive and too ‘fancy’ for the New Hampshire crowd. Just worry that they will stop coming to Manchester. That would be a shame.

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by Anura Guruge