Cirque du Soleil

Just saw my first live Cirque du Soleil performance. “Delirium” was an eye-slapping good time! They incorporated two large, transparent “screens” onto which they projected images that the worked both as design elements and/or interacted with the performers. My fav character, the Gate Keeper or “Stilt Man” (as I call him), crossed back and forth on the stage dressed in a burgundy jacket and layered pants. He played a vital role in the narration of the story and it was darn impressive to see how graceful he moved while towering above everyone else. Might see him in a future painting…hmmmm…

4 Responses to “Cirque du Soleil”

  1. Melanie Says:

    Awesome! I’d like to see stilt-man in a painting a la Kollar Anderson style.

    Your posts reminds me: When I was working at VSA the building was being remodeled. I remember a strange day that had guys on the rafters hanging lights, guys tangled up in scaffolds working on wires, and three men on stilts applying plaster at speeds I couldn’t believe. Maybe it was the varied and strange activities going on, or maybe it was the fumes, but that day was full of me laughing to myself about the surrealism all around me.

  2. kollaranderson Says:

    It was probably the fumes, but I would like to think that we can all still laugh at things like that. You would have loved the performance! So magical!

  3. patricko Says:

    eye slapping, eh? that something that I would like to see. well, as long as it wasn’t my eyes getting slapped!

  4. kollaranderson Says:

    haahaa! It was the best I could think of to explain how amazing it was! Later!