MUSIC OWL AWARDS: 3rd – choreography; 1st – for dates
When I went: September 2012
Location: Wynn Theatre, Las Vegas
Performers: Cirque du Soleil
Creative team: Cirque du Soleil
Approximate price: £100
Special points: Romance, amazing gymnastic abilities
Best bit: Use of deep pool
If I could change one thing: Cheaper
Cirque du Soleil are world-famous for their gymnastic and dancing abilities, but I was always a sceptical Owl. When I’m in Vegas, why wouldn’t I just spend my time on the slot machines, or in the clubs, or by the pools, or in the shops, or in the restaurants, or at the Bellagio buffet, or at a musical? Why would I go and see some highbrow gymnastic performance?
However, I was completely blown away by the romance of this show and the abilities of the performers. Somehow, the music, the movement and the staging combine to make a beautiful show that should be enjoyable for all, but is especially romantic for dates.