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My husband and I finally got a babysitter and had a night out on Saturday, and oh - what a night it was. I have had the thrill of seeing a Cirque du Soleil show before in Vegas, and I remember liking it very much - but this! "Delirium" at the E Center this weekend was life altering.
The staging, the athleticism, the vocals, the costume and light show - all of it was just otherworldly. I could go on about a lot of it, but what I took away from the performance was the rare beauty of the human body, the human experience. The male and female form are celebrated in this show, the strength they're capable of, the grace, the humor. One of the male performers did the most breathtaking things with his body, poised on top of what looked like a crutch, he would hold his body perpendicular to the floor, and thanks to the magic of video, we could see every muscle in his fantastic form.
I held my husband's hand during the show, gasping outloud at some of the feats, looking at him occasionally to confirm that he was as blown away as I was. When we arrived that night, harried after trying to get the babies down for the sitter, worried about parking and traffic and whether we should have showered, we were a little stressed, a little stuck in our stuff. After the first number, hearing the clear vocals of singers who each could have their own concert, we were transported.
I hope you get the chance to experience this someday if you haven't already. I hope I can keep some of their magic in me as I move through this day and this life. Oh - what a night!