The Whimsical World of Varekai by Cirque du Soleil
Review: Varekai, by Cirque du Soleil
Taking it’s final bow on December 23rd, Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai wraps up 15 years of performing in front of millions of people around the world. Centered around the theme of “Icarus,” Varekai entertains with well-honed skills of aerial artists, acrobats, hand balancers, contortionists and tumblers. Of note are the lone Cyr Wheel performance which was lovely to watch and the thrilling group of acrobats performing death-defying leaps and flips.
The show, which has a French flair, consists of vignettes of the “Icarus” story line accompanied by exciting cirque acts. Skits performed by a very comical duo — clowns who weren’t clowns — and a couple of other characters lent much humor to the production. Live vocals and music were also part of the performances. Though helping to create the appropriate mood for each scene, the music was a bit loud at times; however, it didn’t take away from the pleasure of watching such talented performers.
Varekai is a world of whimsical, fantastical creatures dressed in colorful costumes. The show starts out slow, but builds to a vivid and stunning finale. There are a few implied sexual references so parents should use their discretion in allowing very young kids to attend.
Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai is playing for a limited engagement at Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco (only six performances left). Tickets start at $63 and can be purchased at www.cirquedusoleil.com/varekai. They also offer a special family rate.
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