If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family in Atlanta, make a point of getting to the Totem Cirque du Soleil show at Atlantic Station.
Performances are scheduled through December 30th.
I got to catch a show last week and was happily surprised by the variety of entertainment and the fact that it would interest all ages.
It was my first Cirque show, though I had heard all about them before.
I knew it was action-packed and full of talented performers, but I guess I didn’t realize just how incredible the show would be. It’s similar to a circus, without the animals, with much better costumes, and talent that is on an entirely different level.
I found myself crossing my fingers for the performers during certain parts, especially when they were flying through the air, or jumping pole to pole 20 feet high, with no padding on the floor below them.
They do what you consider impossible. Then make it even more difficult. For example, one act involves several women riding unicycles, peddling with one foot, while they use the other foot to kick bowls into the air…bowls which they then have to catch on their head. No, I’m not kidding. I couldn’t catch a bowl on my head standing on two feet…much less on a unicycle I’m peddling one-footed.
The scenery and costumes are stunning. There’s no other way to describe it. You really should make a point of seeing it while it’s in town.
(Note to readers: I was given two tickets to see the promotion so that I could review the performance. As always, my opinion remains my own.)