When cool days and crisp evenings arrive in Atlanta and the vibrant blue and yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) goes up at Atlantic Station, near our Atlanta Bed and Breakfast, you know that Cirque du Soliel has arrived. Cirque du Soliel Ovo tickets will be available thru December 5th and are anticipated to be extended til January 2, 2011.
This years performance is “Ovo” meaning “egg” in Portuguese. You will entering the vibrant world of insects and spend an evening with them as they work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and fall in love. In the midst of the colorful chaos a mysterious egg arrives. In the egg is a fly named the Foreigner. He falls in love instantly with The Ladybug and she with him. The colorful Ladybug will also steal your heart.
The first female director in Cirque du Soliel’s twenty-five year history is Deborah Colker, a renowned choreographer from Brazil. Her use of integrated dance movements with colorful costumes and tons of energy equal excitement. One of the specatular moments is when six flyers fly over 5o feet high and execute some of the longest distance between two stations in the Grand Chapeau.
The Cirque du Soliel Ovo cast has fifty-four artists from 16 countries. My favorite act is the finale when twenty artists run and leap straight up an 8 meter vertical wall. Cirque du Soliel Ovo music is performed live at each performance, by an eight piece band. Combined sounds of bossa nova and samba with lots of percussion create that high energy Brazilian music we all love.
Atlantic Station is a fun place to explore before or after the performance. A couple of our favorite restaurants are Rosa Mexicano, Dolce Enoteca and the Fishhook Grille. For home furnishings, do not miss West Elm and the Z Gallerie.
See you under the Grand Chapiteau at Atlantic Station!