May 28, 2006

Cirque du Soleil :: Corteo

Le Grand Chapiteau
Cirque du Soleil on Randall's Island, New York

For devotées of the Canadian-based Cirque du Soleil, word of a new show is cause for celebration. The latest offering to come to the big blue and yellow tent installed on Randall's Island on the East River, is "Corteo". It does not disappoint! The marvellous thing about Cirque du Soleil is they manage to delight and amaze every time. Just when you think they've reached a pinnacle, they outdo themselves again!

"Corteo" is the imagined story of a clown's funeral. Far from macabre, it is a joyous fantasy celebrating life, love, magic, and comedy set midway between heaven and earth. Punctuated by breathtaking acrobatics and hilarious clowning, Corteo gently reminds us of how precious life is, how important it is to laugh, and the golden rule - to treat others with kindness.

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