Disclosure: I received tickets to attend CIRQUE ÉLOIZE SALOON, as well as a post-performance reception. All opinions are my own.
CIRQUE ÉLOIZE SALOON
So, after this weekend, I’m pretty sure Avery will be joining the circus.No, really! Our family attended the opening night performance of Cirque Éloize Saloon, at Foxwoods Resort Casino’s Fox Theater. From the opening act, through to the final bow, Avery sat, speechless, with a look of wonder and awe in her eyes. And Dave and I were equally amazed!
MASHANTUCKET, CT (July 29, 2016) – Cirque Éloize, a leading worldwide contemporary circus troupe, is thrilled to unveil their latest creation, Cirque Éloize Saloon, at Foxwoods Resort Casino’s Fox Theater next month. This captivating and energetic show transports audiences to the height of the Wild Wild West era, telling the story of a piano tuner’s astonishing journey through a world filled with gold diggers, rail workers, chorus girls and cowboys. Mysterious and intriguing characters will light up the stage to explosive live music, resulting in a series of unexpected situations packed with rhythmic acrobatic prowess and original choreography. The series begins Friday, August 12 and runs through Sunday, August 21 for a total of 12 remarkable performances at a variety of family-family show times
“After an immensely successful 2015 Foxwoods residency of Cirque Éloize iD, we are thrilled to welcome the talented Cirque Éloize troupe back to Foxwoods, where our guests will be the first in the world to see this iconic organization’s latest show, Cirque Éloize Saloon,” said Monique Sebastian, Vice President of Entertainment, Foxwoods Resort Casino. “We’re bringing dazzling acts to southeastern Connecticut all summer long, and with their masterful combination of music and acrobatic comedy, Cirque Éloize Saloon is sure to wow our guests from start to finish.”
Dave and I saw Cirque Éloize iD last year, and were blown away. Saloon was equally captivating, but totally different. This performance featured fantastic songs from trio The Vultures, and different types of circus acts.
The first act, featuring a Chinese Pole performance, literally took my breath away. Then there was an aerial act on the chandelier, hand-to-hand (another of Avery’s favorites), juggling, and a Korean Plank act that had me literally on the edge of my seat! Act after act continued to amaze us all.
After watching Shena Tschofen’s amazing Cyr Wheel act, Avery turned to me and said “I’m gonna practice that when we get home!” (I didn’t have the heart to explain that her hula hoop isn’t quite the same.) Avery was also spellbound by Justine Methé Crozat’s (pictured above) performance throughout the show! I love that she was able to see two beautiful, strong and talented female performers, show what women are capable of!
She’s been climbing on and leaping off furniture, swinging from fixtures and working on contortion acts ever since. I may have even looked into classes at our local aerial gym (kid’s classes start at age 6, so she’s out of luck for a couple years) The girl is a born performer, so I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if she pursues the cirque life!
Check out this video, and then head to foxwoods.com to get your tickets!
After the show, we had the honor of attending a reception with the cast, and the Foxwoods Resort Casino CEO and Executive team. It was definitely a highlight of our summer to meet the talented, and gracious cast members! And, there were Cake By Franck cupcakes…