|Acrobatic feats with special effects live camera feed in|
the background are what make this show stand out!
There’s a funny thing about watching shows in theatres. I tend to stay real quiet so that I don’t miss a thing, but watching IRIS, I found it hard not to control the oohs, aahs and gasps that came out of me! Soon I was clapping with the whole audience at every amazing feat. It is Cirque du Soleil after all.
Yet it is so much more. The theme of cinema bends from shadow-play to performers reacting to film on a screen (a small reminder of late nights at the Rocky Horror Picture Show) to live cameras on stage filming at different angles. The story weaves through genres as a young boy, trying to find his girl, gets lost in the (as many Angelenos know) ever-so-complicated world of movie-making, blurring the border of fantasy and reality.
The location is great! Right off the Metro Red Line the Hollywood and Highland station, the Kodak theatre is set within the shops, cafés and restaurants of Hollywood and Highland. It’s a perfect place for a dinner and a show! And what a show at that! I don’t think I’ve had so much fun since my very first (and now second favorite?) Cirque du Soleil show, Alegría.
|The second act has a fantastic |