Cirque Du Soleil shines the Toyota Center

Last night was one of the most incredible nights I’ve ever experienced in my 17 years of living on this Earth. Through my whole life, I’ve only seen trailers and heard about the wonders of Cirque Du Soleil from other sources, but last night, I got to experience Cirque Du Soleil firsthand. It was incredible.

While most Houstonians were out and about at the Rodeo, the opportunity to go see Cirque Du Soleil presented itself as the great opportunity to fulfill one of my goals in life to watch them. While I was busy shooting photos, I would try to glance at the performances without a view finder on my camera, it was truly something you need to see in person to experience. Every performer showed the dedication it takes to be a Cirque Du Soleil artist, they made every performance look so elegant and graceful. If anyone without flexibility or gymnastics training, attempted what the performers do almost every night, they better hope their insurance is a good one.

There were so many moments I wanted to hold my breath for the performers, even though, they practically trained their whole lives for these acts. It’s just appalling to see all them of them doing it live as if it was nothing. If I had to chose, my favorite act would be the male routine in the second half of the show, they were doing gymnastic on a horizontal bars. Everything was perfectly timed, all the performers were able to do these incredible stunts without hitting each other, was frankly, a miracle (pun intended).

I’m a sucker for a great performance, especially when it came with great music, you’ll practically win me over. Cirque Du Soleil really did that! Practically most of the stunts were on beat with the music. All the musicians were talented as everything was live. There was even a couple of musicians who switched between different instruments. It was incredible.

There was comedic skits in between productions that had me giggling. Of course, since they were in Houston, they had a couple of Houston punchlines that sold the audience over. The performers were multi-talent and it truly shows.

It was very cute that they had child actors, they were so adorable and funny to watch, it really added to the comedy aseptic to the show. At the end of the show, all the performers made their bows to the audience, as well as honoring the backstage staff members and the musicians.

I advise people who attend to not use any flash on their phones since that can confuse the performers and lead to accidents, plus it is forbidden to use flash so please be advised. Do not use the focus red light that your camera gives off cause that is used for performers to know when to change.

I suggest anyone who has the opportunity of going to Cirque Du Soleil to do it, you will not regret your decision! Look down below for pictures and video of the event.



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