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. :)