Cirque du Soleil Corteo in Lima
OK, don’t get confused… this isn’t a continuation of our via ferrata in the Sacred Valley or another Amazon adventure sport. This time, Thomas and I are just kicking back in our VIP seats and watching Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo in Lima, a touring production presented in their cutting-edge traveling tent.
Corteo presents the Cirque’s unique blend of acrobatics, music, and variété through the death visions of a clown. Angels hover midair as a ballet tightrope artist dances en point onto the rope. Scantily clad ladies perform death-defying acts while dangling from gaudy chandeliers. Acrobats in pajamas fly through the air bouncing on a series of beds. It’s one crazy act after another. The group high-bar gymnastics act and the hands-only version of trapeze were especially spectacular.
One of the most magical moments: a clown hurls a dwarf women suspended by giant helium balloons into the audience and the little lady literally dances from hand to hand crowd-surfing on her toes. Total childlike awe!!!
The show gives new meaning to the expression “visual feast” and we loved that we got to witness the event in a mobile tent which strongly recalls the origins of Cirque du Soleil long before they had permanent theaters. (I actually saw my first Cirque du Soleil performance in one of their tent productions in 1987.)
Cirque du Soleil Corteo is currently showing in Lima until November 16, 2014. From here the show moves to San Jose, Costa Rica opening on January 22, 2015. Aftwards, the production continues on to Bogota, Colombia opening on March 19, 2015. Don’t miss it.