The yellow- and blue-striped big top in Northeast False Creek has been erected once again, which means the world’s best acrobatic theatrical company is back in town.
Cirque du Soleil’s latest show in Vancouver is Kurios, which is its 35th production and often regarded as one of the Montreal-based company’s best.
Performances at Concord Pacific Place will run most days through the end of December, with some days offering both matinee and evening shows.
But last night’s show will likely be hard to beat in terms of the attention it received.
The premiere on Thursday night drew a star-studded audience, such as Steven Tyler, John Cho, Neve Campbell, Zuleikha Robinson, and Alicia Witt.
Some of these celebrities were already in town filming their own respective television and film productions while others, namely Tyler, flew in ahead of the weekend for the David Foster Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Miracle Concert at Rogers Arena.
The two-hour Kurios show, with intermission, pays tribute to the discoveries and inventions that led to the Industrial Revolution of the 19th centuries.
It also celebrates and embodies the advancements of sciences, but within an imaginary, parallel world – in Cirque’s very own unique quirky way.
Expect trampolinists, contortionists, jugglers, comedy, aerial straps performances, and various balancing acts, including a surreal take on chair stacking.