I’ve been a long term reviewer of Cirque du Soleil shows and have seen Ovo, Cavalia and Totem most recently. Kooza is a more traditional show that bring the audience in closer with audience interaction and clowns that won’t scare the pants off you.
To be honest I keep expecting that there will be an overlap whereby I would have seen an act performed in the previous show. To date this has never happened.
We follow the journey of an innocent boy who, whilst playing with his kite, stumbles across a magical world full of acrobatic wonder and heart warming clowns. The sensory overload and thunderous musical accompaniment melds together to form a production that will stay with you long after the journey home.
Once you have been to a Cirque show your heart is captured, your eyes have been opened and your inner child has reawakened. Judging by tonight’s standing ovation, Brisbane audiences are going to love this show. We laughed, we gasped in awe and sometimes we simply couldn’t watch as the death defying acts shook us to the core. Super heroes don’t exist in Marvel comics – they live, breathe and perform each night under the Grand Chapiteau.
I’m not going to tell you about each act. You simply have to save your pennies and buy a ticket. Trust me, you will not regret this pre-Xmas purchase. Tickets start at $60 and you will find Kooza at Skygate, Next to Brisbane Airport DFO, QLD
Following Brisbane, KOOZA will move to Melbourne with a season from January 20 at Flemington Racecourse. The national tour will then conclude in Perth with a season at Belmont Park Racecourse from April 13 2017
Show Dates: Nov 24 2016 – Jan 8 2017
Reviewer: Philip Reece (Dancehub Magazine, Director)