Cirque Stratosphere is a modern circus spectacular that aims to take you on a journey to the moon.
The first thing that hits you as you enter the team’s orbit is the level of effort that has gone into the elaborately designed costumes. Very NASA (picture lots of white, space helmets and smoke) and what we all tend to imagine the future looking like. I especially desired a costume or two for this year’s festival season.
As we took our seats, we were greeted by our hosts for the evening. Typically charismatic and entertaining they left us in no doubt that we stood every chance of being brought up onstage for a skit in between performances. I loved how they were able to get the audience involved with their vibe and had everyone laughing from the very first beat.
The performances, were, of course – sublime. Contortionists that put my yoga classes into perspective, acrobats who make leaps that would make a Jedi proud and duo skaters that create serious velocity during their head spinning performances. The breadth of talent on display at the production was truly stratospheric. My particular favourite was Polina Volchek, who demonstrated a level of strength, flexibility and grace on her pole performance that seemed to defy the limits of the human body.
I loved that over the last year, for the first time, humans have seen images of the ‘dark side’ of the moon for the first time. I can’t help but wish that the going on there are something like what we saw at Cirque Stratosphere. Congratulations to the entire team both front and back of house for a very entertaining night. The team has a very limited run in Melbourne. If you want to get in make sure to do so before 11 January 2020.
Co-founder of The Plus Ones, Rukmal lives and breathes events.