Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Review: Cirque du Soleil's OVO
Co-founded in 1984 by former accordionist, stilt-walker and fire-eater Guy Laliberté (whose personal wealth is now estimated at US $2.6 billion, according to Forbes Magazine), Cirque du Soleil is a globally successful entertainment brand, with an estimated annual income exceeding US $810 million thanks in part to popular touring productions such as OVO, which opened in Melbourne last night.
Based purely on the skill level of its participants, OVO – a fantastical, anthropomorphised view of the insect world; Microcosmos with acrobats – is spectacular in the extreme. However it is also strangely passionless, a garish spectacle over-produced to within an inch of its life and almost entirely lacking in emotion and drama...
Read the full review over at artsHub.