My name is Jeremy, and I am a Cirque du Soleil addict.
You've probably heard of Cirque du Soleil. Maybe even have seen one or two. But I have a confession to make to everyone here today – I am an addict.
People ask me all the time what it is about Cirque du Soleil that gets me so excited, but I really have a hard time pinpointing it. For those who are new to the show style, I like to describe it as being loosely inspired by common circus acts, but amplified with the extreme nature of the X-Games.
A simple tight rope act is taken to the extreme when the participants start to jump rope while balancing on a single line.
A juggling act goes crazy when the performer begins throwing cowboy hats over the stage in boomerang style.
A simple trampoline act gets the crowd going when they use existing set designs like a playground, jumping in and out of tiny holes with well timed precision.
A loose theme ties them all together for a rough story, but you do not see a Cirque du Soleil show for the “plot”, it is entirely for these boundary pushing acts.