Cirque du Soleil

I'd heard of Cirque du Soleil but wasn't really familiar with their work until I saw Alegria at the Cleveland International Film Festival around 2000. I was captivated, bought the video, eventually added the music to my iPod, and have since watched every additional Cirque work I've been able to get my hands on.

For my birthday in September of 2002, Michelle took me to see them perform Quidam under their Grande Chapiteau, set up in the Powerhouse parking lot in the Cleveland Flats — and they were even more thrilling live than I'd imagined they could be. Tickets to their performances are rockstar high, but worth every penny if you can afford it.

Like Michael Moschen, the Cirque du Soleil turns street theater into living, liquid art. Unsurprisingly, they've apparently worked together at least once — although I don't know how or on what project or projects.

Check out the charming Cirque du Soleil website here.

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