Melinda Gale

Real Life In Raleigh

KURIOS by Cirque Du Soleil

Last week, I had the chance to go to my first ever Cirque Du Soleil show! KURIOS by Cirque Du Soleil is a big top touring show that is currently based at Dodgers Stadium. 

The inside of the big top is decorated in a circus-meets-steam punk fashion. I loved the hot air balloon installations above the bar. (Of course I was at the bar!)

Once inside the belly of the tent, it all feels very intimate. We were in the 200 section and still had an amazing view. The capacity is around 2000 people but you honestly feel like you are sitting side stage. The production does a great job of including everyone. No matter where you sit, you'll still have full access to the "Cabinet of Curiosities".

From the second the show started until intermission, I was AMAZED. It was in no way what I was expecting. The show is funny, entertaining and heart-stopping. I would pay all the money in the world to have the talent (and flexibility) that their performers have. How can they have such amazing balance when I can barely get through a normal yoga class without falling over? How can someone ride a bike upside down when I can barely ride one the correct way?! 

KURIOS is split into two acts so you have plenty of time for a bathroom break..or to grab another Shock Top at the bar like I did. I like beer, okay?!

KURIOS by Cirque Du Soleil

The show was absolutely breath taking and made me regret not trying harder in gymnastics. I feel like I totally missed my window of being a part of this amazing group.

Curious to see what KURIOS is all about (dad jokes!)? Here are their upcoming dates:

Los Angeles, CA  - From December 10, 2015 to February 7, 2016
Atlanta, GA -   Opens on March 3 2016  
Boston, MA -  Opens on May 26 2016  
New York, NY -   Opens on September 30 2016