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Cirque du Soleil's VOLTA

Friday, October 20, 2017

Cirque du Soleil's VOLTA
Photo credit: Benoit Z. Leroux

Ever since I was a young girl, I found myself captivated by the theatrical magic of Cirque du Soleil. The costumes, the special effects, the music, and the formidable performers, all of them coming together in celebration of circus arts and street performance. VOLTA, Cirque du Soleil’s 41st original production since 1984, and its 18th show presented under the Big Top, is no different. My family and I recently had a chance to see the show here in Toronto and we were all mesmerized.

Cirque du Soleil's VOLTA
Photo Credit: Michael Kass
VOLTA is a story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Featuring a number of thrilling sports including BMX, parkour, shape diving, roller skating, rope skipping and more, VOLTA is inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports.

Cirque du Soleil's VOLTA
Photo credit: Benoit Z. Leroux
In the story, we meet WAZ, a popular gameshow host who has lost touch with his inner self in the pursuit of fame. Enlightened by childhood memories as he encounters FREE SPIRITS, he slowly rediscovers his true colours and embarks on a search for meaning.

Cirque du Soleil's VOLTA
Photo credit: Benoit Z. Leroux
Throughout the show, we bear witness to WAZ's transformation as he realizes the importance of being true to oneself and fulfilling one’s true potential. 

Cirque du Soleil's VOLTA
Photo credit: Benoit Z. Leroux
VOLTA manages to weave acrobatics, dance and action sports into a visually striking display of talent that is perfectly complemented by a stirring melodic score.

Cirque du Soleil's VOLTA
Photo credit: Benoit Z. Leroux
My favourite scene, featured above, took my breath away, it was so stunning. And yes, she really is hanging by her pony tail!

Cirque du Soleil's VOLTA
Photo credit: Michael Kass

The final BMX scene was quite impressive, too. A great way indeed to end the show! Cirque du Soleil recently extended the show run of VOLTA until November 26, adding 18 shows total, due to popular demand. For more information, visit cirquedusoleil.com/volta.


Cirque du Soleil's VOLTA

Disclosure: I received complimentary passes in order to facilitate this review. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Oh my gosh!!! i went to the circus once when I was a kid. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see cirque-de-soleils some time. WOW Circus on steroids and no harming of animals

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  2. This looks so amazing! They always do a great job.

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  3. That sounds great!! wish we could watch them the next time!

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  4. Looks amazing! Would love to see one of their shows at some point. (Judy Cowan)

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