In May, my sister surprised me with tickets to the Cirque du Soleil show at the Liacouras Center. I had been to one other similar style show, many years ago, and it is still one of my favorite memories involving live performance. The title of this particular masterpiece is OVO; it is a tale of greed, love and eventual friendship revolving around an egg found by one of the main characters. Ovo means “egg” in Portuguese for those who do not know – I know I didn’t!
Now don’t get me wrong, any Cirque du Soleil show would be amazing to witness, but this one could not have been any more relevant to me. The characters just so happen to be insects!! Seeing what we normally perceive as pests in our home displayed with such beauty and elegance on stage was mesmerizing! From the ant acrobatics on the ground, to the majestic moths and butterflies playing in the sky with aerial acrobatics, my breath was simply taken away.
The costumes, the music, the character portrayals – if you have never experienced a Cirque du Soleil show, I highly recommend you take a look into seeing their next performance!