I’ve professed my love for Cirque du Soleil since first seeing Quidam a few years ago in Charlotte. I’ve seen a couple shows since but after returning to Quidam last night, I remembered why I fell so hard for the shows in the first place.
Quidam is the quintessential Cirque du Soleil show only rivaled by the water show “O” that I saw in Las Vegas. While there is a loose storyline of a girl experiencing her imagination through a magic hat, the main acts shine. From six men hanging only by ropes twirling at break-neck speeds in sync to juggling acts that leave your mouth hanging open, Quidam astounds.
I admit I was a tad worried the girls would be completely lost and bored. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Seeing the show through my girls’ eyes was my favorite part of the night.
Emma would see someone do something amazing and look up at me to see my reaction. Our eyes would meet as in, “Yes, I saw that, and I thought it was amazing too!”
A few times I caught her clapping unprompted by me, or anyone else in the audience.
Lexi, who of course didn’t even want to go, stubbornly said she liked it during break but professed by the end that she “absolutely loved it.”
Even Scott, who admittedly is allergic to any cultural events, said that although the “distractions in between didn’t do anything for me, the main acts were amazing.”
A special part of last night was sitting in front of a little boy, about 3, who insisted on commentating the entire thing. The show would move into a dance or transition that was meant to be very moody and artsy and he would say things like:
“They are running like dogs.”
“That person looks naked.”
“That sounds like a helicopter.”
“He is funny.”
It was the most innocent, straight-forward, tell-it-like-it-is commentating I’ve ever heard.
We had a fantastic time as a family and I’d highly recommend it for all ages.
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I was provided 4 tickets in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.