The world-famous Cirque du Soleil is now in nearby Macau! Their show at the luxurious Venetian Macao, billed ZAIA, formally launched to the public last August 28 after a soft opening on July 26. This should be a must-see! This means that we don’t have to go as far as New York or Las Vegas to see the troupe’s elaborate costumes, awesome dances or amazing acrobatics. It can be viewed right there at the Venetian’s 3D Theater (seating capacity: 1800) that has been built for the purpose.
ZAIA (Greek for “life”) is a 90-minute spectacle of “dance, movement and aerial acrobatics.” According to the official brochure, ZAIA “presents a young girl’s perception of the stars and planets, space and infinity, all populated by a panoply of fantastic, literally out-of-this-world creatures.” Ticket prices are MOP 388 to a high of MOP 1288 for VIP seats. MOP or Macau pataca is almost the same in value as the Hong Kong dollar.
I am inspired to watch Cirque du Soleil after watching the world-class performance of the Wanders performers at the PAGCOR Grand Theater in Paranaque City. The whole family enjoyed Wanders and was proud that something of that magnitude is right here in the Philippines. Now I figure that Cirque du Soleil is something that will bring out the ooh’s and ahh’s of my kids as well.
Just a thought: Cirque du Soleil was conceived by Europeans. Don’t know how they will impress Asians who are accustomed to the feats of those nimble Chinese acrobats. A glimpse of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics showed us that 😀