Cirque du Soleil still wows with long-running Alegria
Last night's opening performance wasn't sold out, but it was respectably full and the crowd appeared to be genuinely enthusiastic, if a little overdressed for the occasion (the folks sitting next to my friend and I smelled so strongly of perfume, cologne, and styling products that we actually moved during intermission).
Highlights included a performer who could work eight metal rings simultaneously, another who balanced on his hands on sticks while fusing pommel horse and ring gymnastic moves, and two contortionists (pictured above) who could twist into shapes most humans never will.
Alegria runs from June 23 to June 27 at the Target Center. Tickets are priced at $42-$101 dollars. For more info, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.