|I have no idea why he's in the artwork.|
Saltimbanco is a feast of entertainment. Clearly there wasn't enough colour in the '80s, because the show was concieved by master director Franco Dragone as an antidote to the ridiculous doom and gloom of that the '90s were bringing us. Saltimbanco is bursting with colour and brimming with excitement. While I think the colours of the show are starting to look out of date, the charm of the show is still felt since you are fully hooked when you sit down to watch the show. Likewise, the music is drenched with synthesisers (as is Dupéré's signature on his music) but it's not quite out of date since the vibrant band rock the fuck out on stage like it's no one's business, and at their helm was the ferocious, firey and powerful BEAST that is Nicola Dawn, who rips through the music with so much passion that makes your skin crawl. The BCE is an okay venue - Rhed and I were sitting a lot closer than I expected, so with a large focus on the stage I managed to mostly forget... but I couldn't fully forget that we weren't sitting in the signature magical Cirque du Soleil tent, we were indeed in an arena.
|The Saltimbanco Arena Cast (2008).|
|"Hey Nicola, can I have a high five?" "Sure LOL jk/s PSYCH!"|
|That's pretty much the whole act.|
|Come and see Saltimbanco - my nose and I will be waiting for you.|
Tickets for Cirque du Soleil's 'Saltimbanco' range from $79-$325, and is showing until July 17th. Book by visiting Ticketek or by calling (07) 3265 8447. Children under 2 are admitted free, but if you bring a baby into a show and it starts crying people will hurt you. That's why God invented McDonalds.