“0” – Cirque du Soleil Fluid Theater at Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas
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“O”, Cirque Du Soleil at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada is a fluid theatrical gift from goddesses.
This stirring experience resuscitated my spirit and quenched my imagination’s thirst for divine beauty. It is an aquatic tapestry of surreal romantic theatre inspired by elegance of water’s pure form. The images, performers, sounds, sets, costumes, lighting, and makeup submerged my senses into an innovative and breathtaking master piece that shown with illusory splendors.
At heart of production is a large 1.5 million-gallon pool of water center stage that emerges and disappears supplying 85 cast of characters with a set that is liquid beauty. The fluid choreography of 17 world-class synchronized swimmers provided necessary link between elements of fire, earth, air, and water, and pushed for me creative envelope of what beauty could be!
As I watched performance unfold before me I gasped in astonishment! I realized that “O” was a true visual for what I imagined divine beauty to be. There was Duo-Trapeze, performed by two aerialists who danced in air with a single trapeze. Their breath-taking maneuvers and feet-to-feet catches emulated beauty of harmony and complete trust.
The aerialist in Solo Trapeze was a gymnastically challenging routine that mesmerized me. The spectacular dismount at end as she flew threw air and dove flawlessly into water validated that beauty can be found when elements of air and water are linked together as one.
Then beauty found in strength and fearlessness emerged when a team of talented acrobats performed atop a floating raft in Barge act. There were eight world champion women who had a background in sport acrobatics. They combined innovative gymnastic performances with traditional circus act of banquine and balletic prowess of adagio. The Olympic divers and synchronized swimmers blended their skills with this act that validated beauty is discovered by balancing fearlessness with strength.