Several weeks ago, when Ukrainian-American Viktor Kee decided that he would embark on a cross-country road trip to generate support for his troubled homeland, he had no idea how unpredictable the headwinds of fate could actually be.
Words fail me. Since the subject of today's dissertation is Cirque du Soleil's Amaluna, which is currently occupying a huge tent near San Francisco Bay, that verbal shortcoming is hardly cause for embarrassment. Theatrical spectacles don't always lend themselves to meaningful description.
What message are we sending to our children if we take them to a circus featuring live wild animals? Observing tigers jumping through flaming hoops or watching elephants balancing on balls sends the wrong message as this is not behavior we would find in the wild.
If you could amend the Nobel Prize charter to consolidate all the individual awards into one, Cirque du Soleil's "Totem," written and directed by Robert Lepage, at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro would be the first, if not only, recipient.
Vegas may not be considered the most family-friendly destination, but if you get creative, you can make sure the little ones end up with an unforgettable trip. And we don't mean that in a Hangover kind of way.
If one is lucky, certain theatrical moments reach out and grab an audience with their magic. For many of us devoted to the magic of live theater, it is the quest for a special kind of moment that keeps us coming back for more.
There is a kind of irony in the fact that Las Vegas, Nevada -- located smack in the middle of the Mojave Desert -- hosted an event for One Drop, a non-profit whose mission is to "ensure that water is accessible to all, today and forever."
Greenberg has taken the merest suggestion that Fred is gay in the novella and made it a fitful subplot. This would be fine if Greenberg made something of it; perhaps Holly would help Fred accept being gay with her free-spirited nature?
Jessica Connell is perched on a trapeze in a single spotlight as a piece of classical music plays. s I watched her dance on and with the trapeze I couldn't help but think of how different Circa's Wunderkammer experience is from my adventure with Cirque du Soleil last week.