Friday, February 23, 2007

OVO in Salt Lake City is the MUST see show!

Last night I took my husband and older daughter to see the Cirque Du Soleil show OVO at the Maverick Center. Going to a Cirque Du Soleil show has been on my bucket list forever and I am so glad that I got to cross it off.

It was absolutely amazing! I loved it from the first second to the last. All of the acts were amazing, there wasn't a single one I didn't like and it kept my 8-year-old completely entertained which was fantastic. My jaw hit the floor in amazement more than once and I laughed out loud a lot. We will definitely be buying tickets the next time they are in town. See ticket information and some of my favorite acts below!

Diablo- This was one of those acts that made me wish I was that cool. I think this was my 8-year-old's favorite act.

DIABOLO ~ Firefly
In a mix of high-speed Diabolo and seemingly impossible juggling a firefly sends one, two, three
and finally an astonishing four spinning spools arcing very high in the sky and back to earth in
perfect coordination.
Artist: Tony FREBOURG (France)
The Duo Straps were my absolute favorite part of the show. The whole time the pair was performing my mouth was wide open. Some of the tricks they did were so incredible and would take such a massive amount of trust. I would go again just to see this again.

 DUO STRAPS ~ Butterflies
Merging hand-to-hand, ballet and aerial contortion in an impressive flying act, this pair of
Butterflies performs a pas-de-deux on aerial straps that allows them to swoop and land, leap
and fly in perfect unison. Artists: Catherine AUDY (Canada), Alexis TRUDEL (Canada)

 The Russian Cradle- It was absolutely incredible to watch the performers throw each other across open space. The athleticism was unreal!

In a stunning aerial act, a group of scarabs soar high above the stage, from
both edges to the middle. A distance of 6 meters separates the catchers!
Artists: Nansy DAMIANOVA (Canada), Denys DYKY (Ukraine), Volodymyr FEDYNA
(Ukraine), Alexander GROL (Russia), Nina KARTSEVA (Russia), Volodymyr KLAVDICH
(Ukraine), Camille SANTERRE-GERVAIS (Canada), Maryna SERGIIENKO (Ukraine), Dmytro
RYBKIN ( Ukraine), Olga SHCHERBATYKH (Ukraine), Inna TESLENKO (Ukraine), Timur

The Slackwire was incredible. I am not sure I could ride a unicycle the normal way let alone on a wire with my face.

SLACKWIRE ~ Male Spider
In a tour-de-force performance a spider defies gravity and physics in a succession of
seemingly impossible feats of strength and balance as he traverses a wire that appears to
give him no support. At one point he hangs at a 45-degree angle over the ground, some 15
feet below, and he tops that with an upside-down unicycle act. And the wire is in almost constant
motion up and down, adding to the degree of difficulty. Artist: JIANMING Qiu (China)

There are quite a few shows left before OVO leaves Salt Lake City! You need to see this show. Check out of these shows.

February 23, 7:30 PM at the Maverick Center
February 24, 7:30 PM at the Maverick Center
February 25, 4:00 PM at the Maverick Center
February 25, 7:30 PM at the Maverick Center
February 26, 1:30 PM at the Maverick Center
February 26, 5:00 PM at the Maverick Center

I have a friend who has seen most of the shows by Cirque De Soleil and she said this is the best one! So what are you waiting for?! Get tickets!

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