Tag Archive | Cirque du Soleil

Kurios(ity) doesn’t just kill Cats

As you know from reading my blog, it has become sort of a tradition for one of the more recent Cirque du Soleil shows to appear in the holiday programming of Arte TV, our go-to Franco-German cultural channel, every year. This year we got Kurios – Cabinet de Curiosités which launched officially early this year. […]

The One

While I’m still waiting for that billionaire prince who takes me to Las Vegas, New York and all around the world to see great shows, I of course have to make do with what I have in front of me here in Germany and aside from the Cirque du Soleil occasionally popping by and many […]

«O»verflow

Ever since I bought the soundtrack ten years or so ago and it had been running in endless loops on my iPod when it was still fresh, Cirque du Soleil‘s «O» (or just O as they use it now after modernizing the branding like two or three years ago) has fascinated me. the music is easily […]

Egg Cirque

Unfortunately Cirque du Soleil shows seem to be getting more and more scarce here in Europe, so every single one counts even more  and I’m just as glad that I got to see Ovo yesterday. When it comes to the newer shows, I’m admittedly a bit more skeptical than for the older ones, mostly owed […]

Toruk – the first Cirque

My relationship to the Avatar movie has always been somewhat ambiguous. I still occasionally watch the thing on DVD (no, the extended director’s cut hasn’t really salvaged this mess) as a guilty pleasure when I’m just in the mood for something really dumb, but other than that I’m probably one of the few people who’s […]

Black-washed Oscars?

I know some of what I’m going to say will offend some people, so hang on to your socks, but what really has been rubbing me the wrong way this awards season is this discussion about colored people getting snubbed, as they say. Why does it bother me? I need to explain a bit. Is […]

Do you “Believe”?

Back in October when we were attending the Varekai performance, they were handing out flyers for upcoming events and one of those was Holiday on Ice. My mom had seen one or two of their shows over a decade ago and in a fit of nostalgia decided that she would like to go to see one […]

Varekai – at last!

My backstory with Varekai is certainly odd, to say the least. As I wrote a few years ago, I missed their first European tour and the respective dates in Germany. I was doing tradeshow work in Düsseldorf when they were in Berlin (back then the closest location, since they didn’t stop over in Leipzig) and […]

Mettle – Plexus – GoPro – 360

Just a quick note: The good people over at Mettle are having a little competition and give away some neat stuff like a GoPro and a bunch of After Effects plug-ins. All you need to do is build some countdown that looks good in panoramic 3D using their SkyBox plug-in set. If there is time, […]

What/If?

Somewhere inside me I have this alternate personality that not only loves the flamboyancy and artistic finesse of the Cirque du Soleil, but also enjoys the wonderful world of musicals – kitschy or otherwise. In fact I sometimes tend to think that if I lived in New York and had the money I’d be spending a […]