Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Cirque du Soleil Kurios Plays Atlanta March 3 to May 8, 2016

Those crazy Quebecois are at it again! Cirque du Soleil's Kurios Cabinet of Curiosities opens at Atlantic Station tomorrow and will run through May 8. Never been to a Cirque show before? Their productions are lavish, whimsical and awe inspiring, and Kurios promises to live up to that reputation.

Cirque du Soleil Kurios
Photo credits: Martin Girard / ©2014 Cirque du Soleil

Each show has a central plot, and performers from around the world weave their miraculous feats into the story. Here's how they describe this show:

In an alternate yet familiar past, in a place where wonders abound for those who trust their imagination, a Seeker discovers that in order to glimpse the marvels that lie just below the surface, we must first learn to close our eyes.

In his larger-than-life curio cabinet, the Seeker is convinced that there exists a hidden, invisible world – a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams await. A collection of otherworldly characters suddenly steps into his makeshift mechanical world. When the outlandish, benevolent characters turn his world upside down with a touch of poetry and humor in an attempt to ignite the Seeker’s imagination, his curios jump to life one by one before his very eyes.

What if by engaging our imagination and opening our minds we could unlock the door to a world of wonders?

Cirque Playing in Atlanta March 3-May 8, 2016
Photo credits: Martin Girard / ©2014 Cirque du Soleil
In the immortal (paraphrased) words of Stefan, this show has everything: steampunk clowns, a giant mechanical hand, a Russian strongman and his porcelain doll/partner, electric eel/contortionists, and a human pyramid made of what appears to be a troupe of French sailors. The music, costumes and sets are as gorgeous as the ridiculously talented performers, so I'm psyched to be checking out the show on opening night.

Cirque playing in Atlanta March 3-May 8, 2016
Photo credits: Martin Girard / ©2014 Cirque du Soleil
I tried to dig up info on whether these shows are kid friendly. The best I could find is they recommend their family pack tickets are for kids 2-12. Having just taken my 2 year old to Ringling Brothers, I think she could probably handle a more sophisticated show like this but I'd probably wait until she were at least a year or two older before I'd take her since she'd probably drive me nuts asking where the elephants are.

Learn more about Kurios here 

Buy tickets here. Packages are available that get you the VIP treatment or backstage access if you really want an unforgettable experience!
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