Monday, November 27, 2006

CIRQUE!


I sort of feel like that guy at the top tonight. We started working at the Governor's Mansion this morning and I was on my feet from 8am to 6pm (again). I tripped on a drop-cloth today and my back feels like it could have been in that position for a while......lol


Do you remember when I told you about the Jim Valvano Gala fund-raiser last August? Cirque du Soleil members were the featured performers. I thought you might like to see a few photos. (I didn't take these pics; I found them on the Jimmy Vee web-site.)

Those two guys in the gold lame bikinis were awe-inspiring. Every movement they made was done in slow-motion, which I am sure makes it even harder to do. Can you imagine being in a split like that and being able to come back upright without jerking your body?






The bottom photo is most of the cast after the show. Their costumes were so very colorful and exquisitely detailed! I sure hope I get to see one of their full shows someday.
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24 comments:

David said...

"awe inspiring "
what a great word choice

to me they are scary

but then I am sure I scare people as well.
did you see me on video?

rennratt said...

Wow. I couldn't handle seeing something like that. I would be wiggling in discomfort - on their behalf!

You see talent; I see "OUCH!"

Mamacita said...

I love Cirque du Soleil shows. I've seen three and can't wait to see more!

srp said...

The company I used to work for had this conference in Las Vegas. I didn't want to go as it seemed a waste of time and money, but had gotten out of another one so essentially was "told" to go. They paid for our group to see "O" at the Bellagio. It was spectacular, but (and I may be a bit biased here) Phantom of the Opera was better.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

That group of performers is Astounding!
Hope you don't exhaust yourself too much Judy...and take care of your back, my dear.

Claude said...

Amazing! And quite good-looking guys too ;)

Anonymous said...

I was fortunate enough to see the Cirque
du Soleil on tour in Brisbane during my holidays. I have seen two of their shows now. The twins in the Gold I believe are two English boys. They are all so fascinating and so very entertaining, I could watch their performance for ever. Cheers Margaret

Star said...

Awe-inspiring. That's a good way to ut it. It is pretty neat that you got to see them.

Beverly said...

Those photos are something. I've never seen a Cirque performance.

Love your photos of your arrangements below. You sound like a very busy lady.

Kristi said...

Wow. Amazing pictures. I've always wanted to see a Cirque show. In fact, they are the only kind of circus I approve of (no animals).

vicki said...

I loved it when Hoss and I went to see Cirque in Las Vegas- we saw "O" and it was out of this world. The problem with the gold lame bikini- it's hard to, well, shift your focus when it's just a photo. But GREAT photos, Judy! Rest your back.

PI said...

Wow! Think I'll have to go and have a lie down:)

Wordnerd said...

They really are amazing performers! Hope your back feels better!

Anonymous said...

those guys in the gold lame bikinis remind me of Rocky from the rocky horror picture show. :)

Claire said...

We recently had Cirque de Soleil here in Bristol...wish I'd gone to see it now!

Carmi said...

I saw one of their first shows, Mystere, just as the Cirque was beginning to establish itself as an international act. They set up a tent in Montreal's Old Port, and I went with my then-girlfriend (later my wife).

It was a magical night. We still talk about it today, and the troupe's music (amazing CDs if you can find 'em) continues to fill our home.

We'd go again in a heartbeat.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that looks pretty amazing...it does have an element of "ouch" to it tough...I think I need to go for a run now...

tiff said...

All those cirque people are just freaks of nature. :> Yeah, that's it.

But still, to watch them is to be completely enraptured.

poopie said...

Dang, I need to get out more!

Shephard said...

I've seen 3 of the Cirque shows... they never cease to amaze.
~S

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Thanks for the jokes and for the Cirque de Soleil performers. I have only seen them in performance three times, but every time I've been blown away. I don't have much inspiration to write either, but I'm working on it when I'm not blogwalking.

Laura said...

They're now in Orlando, which is about a 2 hour drive from me. I'm hoping to see them someday also.

colleen said...

I like the first guy's tights or are they tattoo! One of these days I want to see their show! The golden guys look like twins. It must have been fun for you!

Rhea said...

I've seen them live a few times and they are always incredible.