This weekend the amazing Cirque Du Soleil and it’s famous Grand Chapiteau (big top) returned to the D.M.V. area for its 35th production “Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities”. With the new MGM Casino taking over much of the National Harbor real estate, Cirque has found a new home for it’s bright blue and yellow big top located just next to Tyson’s Galleria and walking distance from the new Silver line Metro station.
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Kurios is the 6th Cirque Du Soleil show I’ve had the pleasure of attending and has quickly become my new favorite. Kurios will not disappoint the faithful Cirque fans and is a perfect introductory show for new attendees. The steam-punk themed costumes and set design are some of the most detailed and elaborate I’ve seen from a touring production. The music and vocals, which are performed live every show were a perfect fit and, of course, the talent that brings all 13 acts together is nothing short of amazing.
The 2 hours 10min( 25-minute intermission) show ranges from aerial acrobatics, contortionists, acro-net and of course it wouldn’t be complete without the oddities of an invisible circus. Cirque has Performing Artists from close to 50 different Countries but I was surprised to learn Ryan Shinji Murray, who is an AcroNet performer and makes a number of appearances during the show, is a Maryland native from the Montgomery County area.
The show is a perfect date night or family friendly retreat from this heat as the 2,600 big top is fully air conditioned.“Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities” plays through September 18, 2016 under the Big Top at Tysons II, 8025 Galleria Dr., Washington, Virginia 22102.
Tickets are available online. For booking assistance call (877) 924-7783.
KURIOS – Cabinet of curiosities is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed. The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker’s Cabinet of Curiosities.