Live Review: Cirque du Soleil’s OVO

The theatrical circus returns with its genetically engineered super-humans.


Arts & Books
In case you missed the newspaper ads, radio and TV spots, Internet flash ads, billboards and plastered buses and Max trains, Cirque du Soleil is back in town. This time around the French-Canadian circus is exploring the secret life of insects in a new show, dubbed OVO. Not for those with entomophobia, the show begins in a warm and humid tent with the sounds of buzzing, clicking and whirring ...   More
Monday, April 9, 2012 by Penelope Bass

Live Review: Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour at the Rose Garden, 11/18


It was around the time the human-sized dancing glove showed up that Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson show got kind of weird. Don't get me wrong, there was a lot of strange stuff happening before then, not the least of which being the appearance of an actor dressed as Bubbles, Jackson's famous pet monkey, who later ascended a platform to DJ above the crowd. But that's almost predictable. Of course ...   More
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

Live Review: Cirque du Soleil's Kooza

It's back, folks! The Seussy Cirque du Soleil has returned to Portland for just over a month with its disturbingly flexible contortionists (as in a woman breakdancing around her own eerily smiling head), customary hula hoop and trapeze tricks, dramatic background music, endearing (usually) audience abuse, and a vague story line tying it all together. The Canadian alternative circus troupe is ...   More
Monday, April 12, 2010 NATALIE BAKER


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