The first Cirque du Soleil performance I ever saw was “O”, at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The show was massive, and it imprinted my mind with dream-like images of high-divers, a man on fire, and people floating away on hoops like weightless bubbles blown through a child's plastic wand.
Cirque occupies its own genre of performing art, blending acrobatics, clowning, creative movement, live music, and spectacularly odd displays of talent. If you’ve ever witnessed a Cirque du Soleil performance, I'm sure you’ll agree that it is difficult to describe. If you haven’t seen a Cirque show yet (or if you are eager to see one again), now’s your chance: “Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities” has set up a Big Top Tent in Northlands Park until August 13, just several blocks from the Bleeding Heart.