Cirque du Soleil’s owner Guy Laliberté has reduced his ownership in the company in recent years. There have been some rumors that this had to be done due to his expensive gambling habit.
I have seen a couple of shows from Cirque du Soleil before and I was afraid of that changing the concept of the show a bit. I was definitely wrong.
Where to start? The huge white big top itself is fantastic, unusual, magical and set the right scene from the moment we approached. I should have figured out by then we were about to see something extraordinary.
We were lucky enough to get decent seats and find ourselves really in the thick of the show. We were just a couple of rows back from the stage, and close to the center, so we were able to look right into the eyes of the performers. Their skill, spirit and pure love of what they were doing was fascinating and inspiring. They blew my mind.
Volta has an action-sports vibe in the show (apparently they have cooperated with Red Bull extreme sports athletes) and it switched beautifully from BMX riding to graceful dance interludes. And acrobatics of course.
The performers seemed to gamble with their lives. They pushed their bikes into positions, flips and free spins that seemed to defy the laws of physics and odds! If you asked me, I would suggest them to fill lottery tickets after every show they are still living. If you wish to try, you can go to and try it for free.
I do not want to give too much about the story in the show. However, the show included a nice journey of transformation. The bright and brilliant costumes helped track the rhythm of his changing persona and communicated a sense of high performance as well as thrills and spills.
Before you book your tickets there are a couple of things you should know. The show is in French, but following the show was easy for a non-French speaking audience as well.
The show will be at Toronto until 29th of November. After that, the show will be performed in Miami. More information can be found on the Cirque du Soleil’s website.
Disclaimer: I received compensation for this post.