San Geraldo and I love Cirque du Soleil. We’ve seen most of the traveling shows and every permanent show they produce in Las Vegas (except for “One,” the Michael Jackson show).
When we were new to Spain, Cirque du Soleil came to Sevilla (however, there they only called it Circo del Sol). Click here for that story.
When San Geraldo saw that Cirque du Soleil was coming to Málaga and would only be here a few days, we talked to Tynan and Elena and we all agreed the six of us should go. We had a ball. Well, one of the performers had a bunch of balls — that he juggled. Then again, as my father would have said, they ALL had balls.
San Geraldo and I hadn’t seen this particular show, “Varekai,” which is a version of the Greek myth of Icarus who, due to his own arrogance, flew too close to the sun with his wings made of feathers and wax. The wings melted and plunged him into the sea. Varekai begins as Icarus falls but, instead of dying in the sea, he lands in a forest filled with exotic creatures.
And, because it’s Cirque du Soleil, the creatures are all incredible acrobats and aerialists.
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