Cirque du Soleil KOOZA

When I received an email invitation to see Cirque du Soleil KOOZA, I jumped at the chance.  In fact, it had only been a few days earlier that my partner and I were discussing how great it would be to see it.  So I think it was meant to be.

Cirque du Soleil Kooza

Photos: Matt Beard. Costumes: Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt. ©2012 Cirque du Soleil.

Cirque du Soleil Kooza

Photos: Matt Beard. Costumes: Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt. ©2012 Cirque du Soleil.

A return to the provenance of Cirque du Soleil, KOOZA combines two circus traditions – acrobatic performance and the art of clowning.  And it was a visual treat of heart stopping heights and moments that were filled with brilliant humour.

Cirque du Soleil Kooza

Photos: Matt Beard. Costumes: Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt. ©2012 Cirque du Soleil.

Cirque du Soleil Kooza

Photos: Matt Beard. Costumes: Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt. ©2012 Cirque du Soleil.

Cirque du Soleil Kooza

Photos: Matt Beard. Costumes: Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt. ©2012 Cirque du Soleil.

Brimming with anticipation from the opening scene, the entire performance consists of nine acts.  From contortion artists, high octane aerial hoop acrobatics and even a very talented unicycle duo…  Right through to the tight rope high wire, chair balancing artist, teeterboard artists, plus more!  With my personal favourite being the Wheel of Death.

Cirque du Soleil Kooza

Photos: Matt Beard. Costumes: Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt. ©2012 Cirque du Soleil.

“KOOZA is about human connection and the world of duality, good and bad.  The tone is fun and funny, light and open,” says the show’s writer and director David Shiner.

Cirque du Soleil Kooza

Photos: Matt Beard. Costumes: Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt. ©2012 Cirque du Soleil.

Cirque du Soleil Kooza

Photos: Matt Beard. Costumes: Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt. ©2012 Cirque du Soleil.

“The show doesn’t take itself too seriously, but it’s very much about ideas, too. As it evolves, we are exploring concepts such as fear, identity, recognition and power,” David further said.

Cirque du Soleil Kooza

Photos: Matt Beard. Costumes: Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt. ©2012 Cirque du Soleil.

There were more than 175 costumes throughout with a whopping 160 hats in the show.  And a grand 1,080 wardrobe items in total.  Including all the shoes, props, wigs and so on. And fortunately enough we were able to go backstage and check them all out…  So if you’re thinking of booking your tickets and want some extra flair, then you have to book the Premium Backstage Tour Package.  It’s definitely worth a look-see!

Cirque du Soleil Kooza is in Perth until Sunday 11 June.

Will you go and see it? You can by your tickets here:  https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/australia/perth/shows

Or have you already seen it?  Either way, please feel free to comment below.