We went to see Cirque du Soleil‘s tribute to Michael Jackson on Friday.
It was very interesting to see Cirque’s insight using MJ’s lyrics.
It was deep (really!) as well as fun and exceptionally entertaining.
This is how they describe it:
A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael’s creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down, Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour unfolds Michael Jackson’s artistry before the eyes of the audience. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael’s creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations. (Source – weblink)
There were amazing performances, but one really stood out for me.
A young man was part of the dance troupe…and he had just one leg.
When he came out the first time, I thought maybe it was some sort of prop, but then it became obvious that his ‘disability’ was not going to get in the way of his amazing ability to spin, dance and steal segments of the show!
He used his crutches to elevate, twirl and somersault, tossing them on the ground on occasion to show his hip hop style of moves.
It’s hard to explain without seeing it…so if you hurry, you can catch the final show tonight at Roger’s Arena.
When the show ended, the performers were taking their bows and one of the loudest cheers was for the dancer who thought of what can be instead of what can’t be.
It was fantastic to see.
At about 40 seconds of this promo vid from Cirque, you catch a 2 second glimpse of this guy doing his thing.
Talk about Be The Best….Cirque style.
- First Look! Cirque Du Soleil’s Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour ! (perezhilton.com)