Watching Cirque Du Soleil Kurios made me miss cheerleading and gymnastics. I remember when I first started on the cheer team, I saw a girl being thrown in the air and doing a back tuck basket. I thought to myself, “Wow that’s amazing! I don’t think I’ll ever be able to do that…” Sure enough, a year later, I was doing back tuck baskets EASILY and it was my favourite thing to do. I was even learning an ADVANCED version of the basket (X-out full). Coming from a gymnastics and an acrobatics background, I couldn’t help but to critique every move they made in Cirque Du Soleil. I would make mental guesses about how many hours they would’ve needed to perfect a stunt, and I would guess the difficulty level of each stunt based off of cheerleading stunts I have done in the past. Fun fact, I was actually doing circus classes a year ago, and I’m considering going back into aerial silk! Cirque Du Soleil has definitely inspired me to perform again.
If you’re looking for something different and entertaining to do in Vancouver, I would recommend seeing Cirque Du Soleil. What I really enjoyed most about Kurios was its funny moments and CREATIVITY. It’s been a while since I had a good laugh! When I say creativity, I’m not only talking about the costumes, but also the storylines and the presentation. Only those who attend will know what I’m talking about! Words alone cannot express my experience with the show. I had the honor of getting the behind-the-scenes tour for Kurios, and I made a short clip to recap:
Thank you to Mike Wu for filming and taking photos at Kurios!