Cirque Hawaii Honolulu Reviews
Aug 08, 2006
First of all, the main thing I worry about when seeing a show is getting a good seat, hence, why I arrive at movie theaters at least 30 minutes in advance! But, getting a good seat should be the least of your worries when seeing 'Cirque Hawaii', for the theatre is rather small, which means EVERY seat is a great one!
The theatre is split into three main sections, with two aisles separating them from each other. Technically, the centre section is considered the 'VIP' seating, and tickets are most expensive there. But I personally think that sitting elsewhere in the 'preferred' seating is just as good.
The tickets aren't what I consider 'cheap', but, this show is well worth the cost! For VIP seating (in the middle section), it's going to cost you about US$80 per person. For preferred seating (in one of the two side sections), it's going to cost you just over US$60 per person. But, there are also three rows at the back of the two side sections which are only US$50 each. That's where I sat, and I still had a perfect view of the entire stage.
Okay, enough about what the theatre looks like. The most important part is the show itself. First off, I want to make it clear that this is NOT a circus show with lions and unicycles. It is an intense, high-energy display of concentration and skill! Hand balancing, rope jumping, contortion, trapeze, bungee, and more are all parts of what make this show amazing!
It has a very odd story line, but you won't have time to pay attention to it. There are too many outstanding acrobatic demonstrations going on all around you. Some people find it difficult to pay attention to so many activities at once, which I won't lie, DOES occur in this show. But, there are equal amounts of time when there is only one act to focus on, so you can truly appreciate the skill of the acrobats.
Cirque Hawaii was so colourful and surreal. Every one of its cast members wore intense makeup and costumes, and they were all incredibly talented. They all paint a vibrant picture together on stage, and it is truly mesmerizing to watch.
My favourite act of the show was the contortion hand balancing. An extremely flexible girl wearing a sparkling leotard and pink ballet shoes appeared on stage. She placed thin canes into slots in the stage, then demonstrated her intense strength and flexibility while balancing on her hands. When you see this, you will see a human body in positions you never thought possible. Don't worry, it's not disgusting. It's amazing.
The lively music ties this show together. If you get a second while watching 'Cirque Hawaii', listen to the music as well as watching the acrobats for a full, theatric experience.
Sorry that I have no real conclusion. This show is too beautiful to sum up in one paragraph. Now, go enjoy the show!
(Note: the photo I've provided was taken from www.cirquehawaii.com. Check it out for more information about the show!)
Part of the Hawaii: Summer 2006 travel blog
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