The I.T. mommies got to experience Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza on Thursday night at the Santa Monica Pier. We want to thank Jessica Miller with LAX Magazine for the great tickets that thatsitmommy.com won via Twitter.
Kooza: “KOOZA tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world.” As always, the show never disappoints and we’re just amazed to see the acts that Cirque has put together as jaw dropping, beautiful, funny, and incredible.
Lineup for the night’s show:
The Contortionists: A group of three women who are like no other human beings on this planet as their bodies contort to all different shapes. The flexibility of these women is astonishing. You’re amazed to see how easy they make it look while ones legs are hanging over their head and the other’s is slowing adjusting her body on top of hers to come to the same pose and the third is walking her feet over her head and behind her body like a mutant spider.
High Wire: This act is done by four talented men on a DOUBLE High Wire. Yes, two men on each level. They start off with what looks like a very easy walk across the wire and then they push it to the next level. Their act includes tandem bicycles while one of their mates sits on a chair on top of another wire held together by these men. There comes a moment where one of them jumps over the other and loses his balance and almost falls off, but is strong enough to hold on to the wire and pick himself back up.
Unicycle Duo: Just when you think that a man on a unicycle cannot do much of anything…you get smacked right in the face. Wow! His strength, agility and focus are at 100%. The unicycle is like his invisible third leg as his female partner gently dances around him and is swept off her feet and thrown in the air. It was like watching a Waltz but with a unicycle.
Wheel of Death: One of our favorite acts was just breath taking, exciting, daring, and most of all – dangerous. Two men dare to defy death over and over and tonight was just like any other night. As they both jump onto their contraption called “The Wheel of Death” you can see that they are working together in sync because one mistake can cause serious injury. As they begin to power the wheel with their strength, their act begins to get a bit daring. They let gravity take over as they leap into the air, but the audience is just taken aback by the sure thought that they might miss their target – to land safely on the wheel. The I.T. mommies were just oowing and awwing to the thought that something would go horribly wrong.
Teeterboard: A Troupe of various gymnasts performing air defying stunts from their teeterboard to a mattress for safety, but lets remember that this is Cirque and with Cirque they always push the limits. You’ll see a variety of acrobats on stilts, a group of two men stacked on top of one another while the third, a women, is flung from the board on top of them. Their adrenaline rushes into the crowd as you sit their watching them from your seats wondering how they do it.
The remaining acts: Balancing of Chairs, Juggling, Solo Trapeze, Charivari
Characters: The Trickster, The Innocent, The King, The Clowns, The pickpocket, Heimloss, The Bad Dog.
The I.T. mommies give this show their “THATSIT” seal of approval.
We also recommend this show to families wanting to take in the laughter, the excitement and the beauty that Kooza brings to life, but we do caution parents bringing their younger children that some acts may be a bit too scary for them.