Bucketlist #12: See Cirque du Soleil

Four summers ago, I went to see my first Cirque du Soleil show. And not just at any place: I attended the show at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas! Honestly, I’d have rather seen David Copperfield at the MGM Grand, but two of us had already seen him perform somewhere else. So Cirque du Soleil it was.

Bron: bellagio.com

You will probably know that Cirque du Soleil is an upscale circus show and that there are about 20 different ones by now. At the Bellagio, you can go see “O” – that’s the one with all the water. Even though we felt like we overpaid for the seats, the show was absolutely fabulous. It’s like a stunt show, theater piece and comedy act all in one.

Bron: cirquedusoleil.com

Here’s a little something else: a week after we went to see the show, one of the gymnasts fell of a trapeze (or something) and died… That kind of shocked me.

Bron: cirquedusoleil.com

During the show, you are not allowed to take pictures. So all of these are from the Cirque du Soleil and Bellagio website.

The Bellagio itself is situated on the Strip, which is the street where all the casinos are. The hotel is mostly known for its fountain show, which is one of the three most famous fountain shows in the world (next to the Magic Fountain in Barcelona, which is my favorite, and the new one in Dubai).

I think everybody should see a Cirque du Soleil show once in their life! The company has rephrased what it means to be a circus and I admire the way they did it.

Have you ever been to a show of Cirque du Soleil? Which one?

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