Cirque du Soleil Corteo Review: A Enchanting Italian Carnival

Attending a Cirque show is always a magical experience, and Corteo is no exception.

So what makes Corteo stand out so? For me, this was the very first Cirque I ever saw – years ago. So it has a special place in my heart to start with. But beyond the sentimental, the music, performances and overall vibe of this show is simply enchanting. Corteo, which means ‘cortege’ in Italian, is a festive parade all imagined by a clown. The clown pictures his own funeral taking place, but this isn’t a sad experience but a fun carnival atmosphere where through a timeless celebration takes place where illusion teases reality, all while angels watch from above.

Acts that make up Corteo include: an acrobatic ladder set, where a ladder specialist balances on a series of ladders, all in an attempt to reach an angel that is watching from above, six artists that jump on two 600 pound rotating beds performing acrobatic feats, four acrobatics perform aerial acrobatics on three giant chandeliers high in the air. Other acts include a Hula-hoop act that you won’t believe, juggling, teeterboards, and a death defining finale that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Take a sneak peek below!

Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo

Corteo has that creepy, cool – yet magical atmosphere to it – which leads the audience to getting lost in the impressive performances and haunting set designs. And yes, it’s a kid-friendly show. It’ll strike the same degree of amazement and awe in kids as it will in the adults. I think that’s one of the things I love most about Cirque. All of their shows have the ability to make us feel like we’re kids again… seeing something we didn’t think was possible be performed right in front of our eyes with extreme grace and effortless beauty.

I can’t urge readers enough to check out all the Cirques that come through your area. Corteo is only in Atlanta through September 2, so if you don’t have plans yet for this Labor Day weekend, take a break from Dragon Con madness downtown – and head up to Duluth for a magical night!

Show Schedule:
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, August 30, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Friday, August 31, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 1, 2018 – 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 2, 2018 – 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm

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