A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending Cirque Du Soleil’s OVO in Santa Monica. This is the second Cirque show that I have attended. I went with my BFF, Stacey. I had never been to Santa Monica, so I made Stacey drive, because she knows Los Angeles better.
Right away, I was in awe. Cirque had their big top set up in the parking lot right on the beach in Santa Monica, adjacent to the Pier. It was a beautiful view walking to the venue.
After entering the Big Top, we headed towards our seats. After sitting down, we noticed a very large egg in the middle of the stage. There is NO PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED, but I snuck a little picture before the show started.
What is OVO? What is this show about?
OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement.
When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual.
OVO features many acrobatic acts including a stunning flying trapeze act: Six flyers fly as high as 14 m, making this act the biggest of its kind ever presented under a Grand Chapiteau by Cirque du Soleil. This act is the most difficult in the world to execute in terms of the distance between stations. It combines many circus disciplines: banquine, Russian swing and swinging chair. The finale features 20 artists running, jumping and leaping straight up an 8-meter vertical wall.
Cirque Du Soleil’s Show OVO was amazing. It was only the second Cirque show that I have seen but they just keep getting better. I was in awe the entire time. Stacey and I kept whispering about how long it takes them to learn certain skills, practices, etc. I do not have that time of commitment in me.
Here is a little preview video of OVO that I found via YouTube. Seriously, you need to go see this show!
My favorite part of OVO was the Ants and their foot juggling. Seriously, they were AMAZING!!! They were quite impressive with those kiwis.
Cirque Du Soleil’s OVO will be playing in Santa Monica until Sunday, March 25th, 2012.
Disclosure: I was provided with two complimentary tickets to see Cirque Du Soleil’s OVO. I was not compensated for this post with any additional payments. All opinions are mine.