On February 18th my family and I had the opportunity to go and see the Cirque Dreams World Tour. When we arrived the line was wrapped around all the way back near the Chili’s building. It was nice to see such a huge turnout for the performers. We went to the door and got our press pass. As soon as we did that we were seated second row center. The kids settled in and we watched about 2400 people file into the hanger. Amazing!
The show opened with the opened with the explorer coming out and working the crowd. He had the children doing tricks with a ball. He also had a few adults up with him. He had the kids rolling in laughter. The adults watched the children’s delight. It was already off to a great show. Blake whispered “Hey mom that was really cool.” Oh little man it is just starting. He didn’t move the entire time and his eyes fixed on that stage. Nathan gave a few audible gasps.
The show is so good. Nathan and I enjoyed the aerial acts and the Ostrich.The aerial acts had my heart skipping a few beats on more than one occasion. They had the most talented violinist whose name is Ian. He is definitely going somewhere. Every Time he graced the stage and played, you didn’t see what was going on around him. You were taken away by the music he played. I could have listened for hours. Blake thought he was really cool.This is Ian and I.
The contortionist came out and WOW! These guys were absolutely amazing. The boys are still trying to figure out how they did it. Luckily they just talk it out. They went through tiny hoops and then in some barrels. It was really cool and did cause me to give a few gasps wondering if they were going to get stuck. They had a lizard who also did all kinds of amazing tricks with her body.
Here is all the edited pictures from that day and boy was it hard to choose.
We also had to opportunity to interview one of the performers.The performer we interviewed was Lee Riesig.
1. How grueling is the training for your performances? Lee said that it is not that bad. When it is before a performance it is about 2 hours a day 4-5 times a week. If they are getting ready for a Jump Rope competition than it is 4-5 hours a day. He has done Cirque Dreams for 3 years and has been competitive jump roper for 19 years.
2. How does Competition help for when he performs with Cirque Dreams? Lee said that it helps with the stage presence and gives him an edge to help modify and perform new tricks. He can do things on a grander scale. It also has helped him learn choreography easily and faster.
3. What has he enjoyed on the tour? He has loved seeing the kids in the audience trying to imitate what they do. He learned that a boy from a previous show has asked his parents for a jump rope so he can learn how to do the tricks too. He loves seeing the kids excitement.
4.Do you have any advice for children who may want to do this one day? Practice and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. The harder you work at your goal and dream the easier it will become. Most importantly have fun with it.
5. What awaits you when you get home? He will be joining Cirque Dreams Pop goes the Rock. You can see if they are coming to a city near you Here.
Caiafa Craziness would like to thank Ramstein Family Service and Cirque Dreams for allowing us time to talk with you. We had an AMAZING time at your show. We highly recommend you go see their show. You will not be sorry you did. Again we thank all those involved in bringing a bit of home to the troops overseas.