It was yet another busy weekend that ended with a family viewing of CIRQUE DU SOLEIL ‘ KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities’.
Saturday, 3 girls had races in different directions and B had a game to cheer (after cheering for her oldest sister at her cross country meet).
Sunday morning was a lot of resting, homeworking and recuperating from a lot of time spent in the car. N, E and I had about 6 hours back and forth to our race.
But Sunday afternoon, we got ready and headed down to Atlantic Station to see Kurios.
The oldest wanted to grab a family picture before we left the house.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL ‘ KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities’
We were able to quickly park and walk up to the tent to get ready to see the show. The weather was really nice so we grabbed a girls only picture.
Then, we waited in line to grab a picture at the step and repeat.
We quickly were helped to finding our seats and enjoyed the pre-show entertainment. There was an entertainer up higher on set making and flying paper airplanes into the audience. It’s nice to have things happening while people are getting seated. The kids especially enjoyed it.
At previous Cirque shows I’ve been do, I don’t recall seeing the musicians. In Kurios, the musicians are brought out and into the show as well as being able to see them in the “wheel” in the background.
There are so many fabulous and entertaining acts in Kurios. The acts include: Chaos Synchro 1900, Russian Cradle Duo, Aerial Bicycle, Invisible Circus, Contortion, Upside Down World, Rola Bola, Acro Net, Comic Act, Aerial Straps, Yo-Yos, Theater of Hands, and Banquine.
We had a hard time picking our favorites, but I really enjoyed the last act, Banquine. The girls enjoyed Aerial Straps. And Theater of Hands was one of the most unique acts.
After the show, we were treated to a Q and A with 2 cast members where we learned that they both toured with their families, both of which include 3 year olds.
We also got to grab a picture!
About CIRQUE DU SOLEIL ‘ KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities’
In an alternate yet familiar past, KURIOS steps inside the mechanical lab of an inventor convinced that there exists a hidden, invisible world—a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams await. Once the inventor succeeds to unlock the door to this world of wonders, time comes to a complete stop and an uplifted cast of otherworldly characters invades his curio cabinet, bringing his makeshift creations to life one by one. As the visible becomes invisible and perspectives transform, KURIOS bursts into a celebration of the power of the imagination.
10 Curious Facts about Kurios
- To make the Accordion Man’s attire, the costume-maker spent an entire week sewing inside the costume.
- Rima Hadchiti, the artist who plays Mini Lili, is 3.3 feet tall and weighs 41 pounds. She is one of the 10 smallest people in the world.
- The mechanical hand weighs 750 pounds and measures 15 feet by 6.8 feet.
- More than a hundred costumes were created to dress the cast of KURIOS.
- There are 426 props in the show, the most of any production in Cirque du Soleil’s history.
- Some 65 trucks transport close to 2,000 tons of equipment for KURIOSTM – Cabinet of Curiosities.
- The 122 tour members come from 23 different countries. Some have been touring with Cirque du Soleil for more than 15 years.
- This is the first time that Cirque du Soleil presents a welcoming act on top of the big top before the show starts. When weather permits, 3 artists climb up the big top and greet the guests from above while playing music and acting. Guests get a taste of the KURIOS experience as soon as they enter the site.
- It took the team of props makers approximately 250 hours to build Mr. Microcosmos’ round belly.
- All performers are responsible for applying their own make-up every show, which can take them between 40 minutes to two hours.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL ‘ KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities’ in Atlanta
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL ‘ KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities’ is now performing under the Big Top at Atlantic Station through Saturday, December 24th.