Saturday night had us at the Royal Albert Hall for a performance by the Cirque du Soleil. Way back when we were in Melbourne we saw the Cirque du Soleil performance of Alegria. This time around it was Saltimbanco. These people take performance art and the circus to a level that defies comprehension, the feats of strength, skill and shear performance ability are absolutely amazing. Saltimbanco was concieved before Alegria and of the two we thought Alegria was better, but this was still an out of this world show. Actually, one of the best parts was when a ‘volunteer’ was selected from the audience and taken on-stage and asked to act out mime scenes with the Cirque du Soleil performer. The guy they got was fully up for it and couldn’t have been better I don’t think.
Next summer they’ll be back with the Dralion show, we’ll be seeing that, no questions asked. For more information on Cirque du Soleil check out there website here: http://www.cirquedusoleil.com. Here are some photos, of questionable quality as it was quite dark at the time.
A view of the stage and hall during the interval
A dancer leading into another display
One of the last displays was the four bungee artists, here caught mid leap, hence the blur
A nice panorama of the hall interior