Sunday 28 July 2013

Film Review - Cirque Du Soleil - Worlds Away

This is a simply stunning display of dance and acrobatics. The story is a simple one, a girl visits a circus and is captivated by a trapeze artist. He misses his jump and falls to the ground, she rushes to help him and he is sucked into the ground to a magical world. Yes it's a love story and a good one at that.

For once (for me at any rate) story isn't king, it's the spectacle that kept me glued to the screen. All kinds of acrobatics are on display and presented in a fantastic way. There's syncronised swimming, trapeze, rope work, trampolines and all kinds of crazy machines and characters. It's a great mix of form and movement.

All the way through the dance is accompanied by an excellent soundtrack that highlights the visuals well. The visuals themselves are also worth mentioning, there's a range of effects that adds to the experience. This is an amazing and beautiful show, you should watch it right now.

A young woman visits a traveling carnival one evening, where a silent clown convinces her to visit the carnival's circus and see The Aerialist, the show's star attraction. She is entranced by The Aerialist, but during his act he misses a catch and falls to the ground. She rushes to help him, but then the ground falls out from beneath them and they pass through into the dreamlike world of Cirque du Soleil. Separated, they travel through the different tent worlds trying to find each other, meeting strange and wonderful performers along the way.

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