Thursday, June 21, 2012

Review: Cirque Du Soleil: Iris


        Today I went to the Cirque Du Soleil, more specifically, Iris, and it was awesome. It took place in the Chinese Kodak Theatre. The music was composed by Danny Elfman, who you may know as the third wife of Tim Burton after Johnny Depp and Helena. Everything was incredible, I seriously didn't want it to end at all. 

Cirque Du Soleil, showing things humanly impossible.
        First of all, the performers. All of them had insane acrobatic abilities, some were contortionists, others were good at jumping and flipping, and others just danced really well. There were also a few clowns which took away the show. Another thing I loved was the design. If you know steampunk, you know what I'm talking about. Old machinery and machine parts like gears and cogs used creatively in costumes and scenery. Every character had its own different design. Some were more extravagant than others but they stuck to the same style. 

Steampunk, bitches.
        The story was awesome. It was about two persons, a boy and a girl, who are trying to make it in cinema. They go through the history of films, going from silent movies to noir film. Every important milestone was seen here. The story's romantic theme was also great.  Basically, this is one of the best performances I've ever seen in my life, if not the best. There was too much going around, you couldn't look at any part of the stage without something, and that's what made it special. It was just so well made, you didn't really want to leave at all, so if you're going to Hollywood, buy some tickets and enjoy Iris at the Kodak theatre.

No Homo (They're actually twins).