If you have ever been to a performance by the utterly remarkable, uber-limber and oddly odd-defying cirque troop known as Cirque Du Soleil, you know that they give new meaning the term “mind-blowing.” And if you have never been to see CDS perform live, I say “This is your lucky day, friend!” Cirque Du Soleil is back on the touring track with a new show called Quidam, and is making a one week stop in San Diego beginning March 30th at the Valley View Casino (formerly known as The Sports Arena, and will ALWAYS be known as the Sports Arena to native San Diegans like me.)
My first experience with Cirque Du Soleil was in the mind 90’s at a show called Mystère at the Treasure Island Casino in Las Vegas and I was absolutely in awe. Every five minutes I was gasping and saying things like, “Whoa, how does he do that? And “Holy sh*t, how does her body move in that direction?” The combination of exciting music, incomprehensible movement and overall mystical mood left me with goose bumps and my mouth agape. It was truly mind-blowing.
Since seeing Mystère all those years ago, I have not had an opportunity to see Cirque Du Soleil perform since. I have seen knock-off Cirque troops perform but nothing has been quite the same. So I am looking forward to seeing their latest show called Quidam. Here is a brief blurb from the creators about the show:
Young Zoé is bored; her parents, distant and apathetic, ignore her. Her life has lost all meaning. Seeking to fill the void of her existence, she slides into an imaginary world—the world of Quidam**—where she meets characters who encourage her to free her soul.**
Show Schedule (March 30 – April 3, 2011):
• Wednesday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m.
• Thursday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.
• Friday, April 21 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, April 2 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, April 3 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
• Adults: From $40 to $115
• Children (12 & under): From $32 to $93
• Military, Seniors & Students: From $36 to $99
I am giving away a pair of tickets to Opening Night of Quidam on March 30th at 7:30pm. To enter just leave a comment. Giveaway ends on Wednesday, March 23rd at 11:59pm PST. Please be sure to leave your contact info so I can reach you.
Warning: there will be a fair amount of clown-action so consider yourself warned if you are clown-phobic.