Boy am I tired this morning, but it was well worth it! We had the pleasure of seeing Cirque Ovo last night in Boston (if you aren’t following our Instagram stories you missed some great live shots of the night!) The show was incredible and one that you should definitely check out.
OVO is a headlong rush into a colourful 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. The insects’ home is a world of biodiversity and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion. 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’s then 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 is overflowing with contrasts. The hidden, secret world at our feet is revealed as tender and torrid, noisy and quiet, peaceful and chaotic. And as the sun rises on a bright new day the vibrant cycle of insect life begins anew.
As usual with a Cirque show, you can expect some fabulous and death defying acts. My personal favorites included the opening ants who dazzled the crowd with their kiwi twirling. The diablos juggler was one of the best jugglers I have ever seen and put a unique spin on the act. And slackwire had me hoping the performer had a good life insurance policy: 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.
The show is absolutely perfect for families and one not to be missed. The show is playing through the tenth so find some time this weekend to be dazzled by the world of Ovo.
Tickets can be purchased HERE