Vibrant, joyful and surreal, Alegría continues to wow the crowds since its premier in 1994. After 15 years performing under the big top, Alegría embarked on a new journey in May 2009 and is now presented in arenas. The show is now landed in Tacoma Dome for 5 days with 8 shows from September 15-19.

Vibrant, joyful and surreal, Alegría continues to wow the crowds since its premier in 1994. After 15 years performing under the big top, Alegría embarked on a new journey in May 2009 and is now presented in arenas. The show is now landed in Tacoma Dome for 5 days with 8 shows from September 15-19.

Cirque’s shows, including the arena style Alegría is nothing less from a first-class creative circus with an impressive mix of dance, music, theatrical costume and set designs. The 2½ hour spectacle showcases breathtaking acrobatics. Well choreographed jumping, tumbling, and somersaulting in the fast-paced Power Track are sensational. The dangerous acrobatics in Russian Bars also steal our breath for a while. The Cyr wheel artist, propelling himself elegantly in an impossible sense is a seamless piece. Each performance is followed by the other smoothly, alongside with the clowns, who are fun and interactive. Over all, Alegría is just as brilliant and imaginative without showing its age. Cirque’s veterans will not find it to be repetitive and disappointed while newbie will trill to see more of its mastery.

 

Music is a big part of Alegría. The score rings with majesty and mystery while the multilingual lyrics provide extra exotic flavors to the show. Both the White Singer and the Black Singer express with great emotions, power and grace in the melodious songs. Pure, mythical, and fascinating, the chanting kind of vibe is so beautiful that you will find yourself so indulge in after seeing the show. The acoustic musical performance of the live band also fills the arena with joy and exaltation. No doubt many fans are getting the album at the sales corner. Alegría soundtrack is the best-selling Cirque de Soleil album and as it was nominated for a Grammy in 1995 and spent 65 weeks on Billboard’s World Music Chart.

The astonishing spectacle of athleticism and artistry with bright and elegant movements, smoothly expresses the theme, “Alegría,” Spanish for jubilation. Though I would prefer to experience the show under the cozy big top, the arena stage is nonetheless able to provide a larger capacity for people of all age to enjoy such spectacular.

 

To find out more about the show, visit www.curquedusoleil.com/en/shows/alegria

 

The schedule for the Tacoma engagement is:
Wednesday, September 15 7:30pm
Thursday, September 16 7:30pm
Friday, September 17 3:30pm and 7:30pm
Saturday, September 18 3:30pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, September 19 1:00pm and 5:00pm

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