Friday, March 20, 2009

I am in LOVE!

If you have been reading my blog since Camille's passing, you know that I love the show So You Think You Can Dance. I just really love dance even though I am not so talented in that area. Well last night my sisters and I went to the show LOVE at the Mirage Hotel here in Las Vegas. It is a Cirque du Soleil show set to Beatles music.

I have been to several other Cirque du Soleil shows here in Vegas. I have seen the original Cirque way back when I was in high school. I have seen Mystere, O, and La Rev too. They each had their own feel and theme. LOVE is far more "dance" heavy than any of the other Cirque shows I have seen. It still has acrobatics but they are not the focus of the show. 

I absolutely LOVED this show LOVE. It was beautiful. The dancing was exquisite. The show featured so many different styles of dance (much like my favorite TV show does). There was stomping, contemporary, hip hop, some Polynesian-like dancing and many other styles woven together.  There were also very cool stunts done by in line skaters, acrobats who bounced around the stage off trampolines and teeter totters - amazing things to watch.

All the while the show took the audience on a journey through the recording decades of the Beetles and so many of the songs they gave us. The music was amazing. I am not even a big Beetles fan but the music -- well who doesn't Love a good Beetles song?

For me the highlight of the show was the dance that accompanied the song "Something in the Way She Moves." It had one male dancer in the middle of the stage and four ladies in white coming down from the ceiling on ropes who alternated coming down and interacting with the man in his dance. He would see one doing her graceful acrobatic dance on the rope and leap over to her only to have her pulled back up just out of his read to the ceiling. Then he would dance to another and then another. He was AMAZING. I loved the music. I loved the movements. I loved the story it portrayed. I just LOVED the whole thing. It was worth every penny.

So if you are headed to Vegas anytime soon and you love dance, LOVE at the Mirage should definitely be on your itinerary if you have any room in your budget. It is a great way to sit and digest a bit of Bouchon. :) 


Becca said...

Wow, I just saw this show last weekend! It really is fantastic!

Noorda Notebook said...

fun. my favorite show on the strip is ka. you haven't seen it, right? i want to take coop. it's really great and squeaky clean which is so nice to see in vegas.

how was your long hike?

Katie and Mark said...

I am glad you suggested this. I live about 15 minutes from The Strip and have been really wanting to go see a show. The ONLY show I have seen has been Phantom of the Opera(which I loved). Plus, my mouth has been CRAVING some of the delicious desserts you have described! Sounds like I have my next "date night" all planned out! Thanks!

Mythreesons said...

I'm so glad to finally get a review on that! That's one I want to see so bad but hadn't heard anything on it yet. Plus, I just heard on the radio last week that tickets are only around 50 dollars for locals (I think the special goes until about May?)! That's a decent bargain around here... now I'm convinced I need tickets. Glad you got out!

The "Street" Clairs said...

Oh I am so glad you enjoyed LOVE so much. Mike is a big Beatles fan and I surprised him with tickets for our 5 year anniversary. We are dying to go back and see it again. Everything about it was amazing! What a fun GNO with your sisters!

M-McClellan said...

I LOVE "Love!" Greg and I went for our anniversary a couple years back. I have been dying to see it again. I am not a Beatles fan, but loved everything about the show. I heard it was only $39 a ticket for locals right now. Is this true or is it a rumor?

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Liz's Blog said...

Hey Stephanie!
Quick Question...My birthday is coming up this week...and Patrick has agreed to take me to a show (now you know my husband, its not everyday he is willing to go to a show with me)...would guys like LOVE also...or is more of a girls night out thing? I was thinking of having him take me to KA...Whatcha think? Email me if you want to.