Review: Volta (Cirque du Soleil)

For months I have seen some construction going on across the street from work at the new Zibi condo site.  We’re talking dynamite, we’re talking lots of dump trucks.  Turns out it not only was in preparation for the new Zibi condo site, but for the Cirque du Soleil production called Volta!

I decided to go to it as the big top tent kept staring at me every day I took a walk.

I have to say I was blown away by the event.  I can’t really remember if I had ever been to a Cirque du Soleil production before.  I don’t believe so.  I have a feeling I’ll be going back!  I’m not exactly sure why it was such a moving experience for me but I was inspired to write and record music again.  Granted, I need to find time to do so!  But it was good to feel that fire within my musical soul again.

I managed to nab some 25% off tickets and I have a feeling I know why.  My view of the screens were obstructed slightly.  However, I had amazing seats along an aisle with plenty of leg room and a great view of the stage so I think it’s well worth the price I paid.  There probably isn’t a bad seat in the house.

It’s truly amazing to see acrobats and dancers across the stage for a few hours.  I still can’t fully understand how someone can be so adept on a unicycle, or a BMX bike.  I’m watching the trapeze artists and am wondering “Where do they even practice a routine like this?”

I highly recommend everyone check out Volta (in Gatineau for another week and heading to Toronto next) and any other Cirque du Soleil production in the future!


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