Based on the idea of a nineteenth century curio cabinet (also known as a Cabinet of Wonder), the show transports the audience to a fantastical world where time seems to stop and just about anything can happen. The curio cabinet is stocked with exotic and interesting performers who can do all sorts of things that will amaze, astound, and entertain the audience.
|Mr. Microcosmos and his amazing suit. Here, one of the tiniest performers|
(Ms Lil) is inhabiting the world inside his costume. Photo by Martin Girard
|Poetry, virtuosity, and simplicity in the|
Theatre of Hands act.
Traditional circus acts performed with breath-taking virtuosity were also in abundance, including some amazing contortionists, a trapeze trampoline act that allowed the jumper to hurtle 40 feet in the air on each jump, and a stunning duo bungee straps act performed by two men filled with equal amounts of strength and grace. The clowns of the show were also quite good, and brought a good amount of surprise and laughter to the two pieces, including an invisible circus where the props come to life, and a seduction piece where the performer brings someone on to the stage to seduce them, but keeps on getting distracted.
There was also a rola bola act, an amazing yo-yo performer, and a lot of other jaw-dropping stuff.
The show moves to California in October, so you've got a few more weeks to see the show in Chicago before it must close. Don't miss it!
Find out more about the show: https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/kurios/tickets/chicago.aspx