I am a Cirque Du Soleil addict. I've seen quite a few of the shows, and regret the times I've missed opportunities. Each show is so unique and completely envelops you into a fantasy world where a story is told by clowns, acrobats and amazing performers. It actually has its roots in street performing, so the acts you see are quite unique and leave an impression.
I've already seen O, La Nouba, Mystere, Quidam, and Alegria.
So, I am QUITE excited that I am going to be seeing Saltimbanco in June. It's going to be showing in the Tampa area for 11 days (June 25 - July5, 2009)! I am going with my oldest son, husband and mother-in-law. I wish I could bring my littlest one too, but he is so crazy I know if I took my eyes off him a second that I would see him on-stage upstaging the acrobats.
But, there is a special Family Four Pack that makes it easy and affordable for you and your hubby to bring two children to the show! You can purchase two adult tickets and two children tickets for one great price. Premium level seating at $325, Level 1 seating at $190, Level 2 seating at $170 and Level 3 seating at $100. Normally tickets range from $110 - $40 for an adult and $88 to $32 for children. There is also special pricing for students and seniors.
So what is Saltimbanco about? Well, Saltimbanco comes from the Italian words "saltare in banco", which literally means "to jump on a bench". It explores the urban experience through individuals, families and groups, the hustle and bustle and the amazing skyscrapers. They say that "Saltimbanco takes spectators on an allegorical and acrobatic journey into the heart of the city".
If you've never seen Cirque Du Soleil before, but are interested in seeing a show, you might want to check out a clip from their site. And you can also listen to music from Saltimbanco, which is just as powerful as the amazing acrobatic feats that you see them perform.
I'll be sure to buzz after the show - so stay tuned to the Mom Buzz!
Picture credit: Olivier Samson Arcand
Costume credit: Dominique Lemieux © 2007 Cirque du Soleil Inc.