If you haven't seen it... i've got 3 words: GO SEE IT!
It is mesmerizing, not just because of the acrobats, but because of the combination of art, music, and vaudeville which makes it so entertaining. From contortionist dwarves to the Helium girl (a little girl floating in the air thanks to 4 helium filled balloons), it's all good.
Definitely a night to remember.
Excerpt from the Cirque Website:
Corteo, which means "cortege" in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.
The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music, by turns lyrical and playful, carries Corteo through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.