Our family was thrilled to receive tickets courtesy of Cirque Du Soleil and MomCentral to the opening night performance of Cirque Du Soleil Saltimbanco at the St Pete Times Forum in Tampa Florida on June 25. The show was incredible...filled with excitement, suspense, and laughter! The performers never ceased to dazzle and amaze!
My daughter was on the edge of her seat throughout the performance. We even had the special treat of enjoying a smooth and eco-friendly ride from our parking lot to the Forum in the new Eco Taxi Service available throughout the city....they only work for tips!!!
Back to Saltimbanco...you really need to see it to believe it! The ceative costuming and staging help balance the show within the large arena setting. It helps the audience connect with the performance similarly to the Cirque traveling tent shows - I've thoroughly enjoyed these as well.
Highlights of the performance include the fabulous aerialists, clowns that interact with the audience, and the Flamenco-style bolo dancers. it was utterly breathtaking from beginning to end...The show is not to be missed!
Saltimbanco is a Cirque du Soleil signature show inspired by the urban fabric of the metropolis and its colorful inhabitants. Saltimbanco explores the urban experience in all its myriad forms: the people who live there, their idiosyncrasies and likenesses, families and groups, the hustle and bustle of the street and the towering heights of skyscrapers. Between whirlwind and lull, prowess and poetry, Saltimbanco takes spectators on an allegorical and acrobatic journey into the heart of the city. Decidedly baroque in its visual vocabulary, the show's eclectic cast of characters draws spectators into a fanciful, dreamlike world, an imaginary city where diversity is a cause for hope.
Florida performances include:
Lakeland - April 29
Gainesville - May 7
Tallahassee - May 13
Jacksonville - May 20
Sunrise - May 27
Tampa - June 25
Estero - July 8
Contact Cirque for tickets today at www.cirquedusoleil.com or call locally for Forum Box Office at 813-301-2500.
See you at Cirque!