5 reasons to pay and bring your kids to Cirque Du Soleil’s KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities
Cirque Du Soleil has rolled into town again, with its signature Big Top tent at Bayfront Avenue. Over the weekend, I paid good money to bring the family to watch it. Being a huge fan of Cirque Du Soleil, I’d watched a number of their shows in different parts of the world, and was eager to introduce the littles to them.
We loved every minute of it.
So, here’s why I think parents need to bring their children to see it.
(Once again, this is not a sponsored / media invited review. Just what one paying customer thinks another needs to know about the show.)
1. KURIOS alluded to a traditional circus
KURIOS was an excellent first Cirque Du Soleil show for my children because it introduced them to the concept of a traditional circus, with its Big Top tent and a segment called the Invisible Circus.
My children have never seen a real circus with animals, nor would they ever have a chance to, in light of animal abuse revelations. In fact, I had the opportunity to explain to them how circuses used to train lions and elephants to perform dangerous stunts, by beating them, depriving them of food or plying them with drugs. It was a sobering yet necessary conversation, and fortunately it did little to dampen their spirits for the rest of the evening
2. The costumes and props were out of this world
Cirque Du Soleil is known for their elaborate performances and beautiful costumes, but KURIOS really knocked it out of the park in their props and costumes department. The children were fascinated by the giant mechanical hand (with perfectly manicured nails), the contortionists who resembled an octopus, and Mr. Microcosmos with his huge metal tummy in which a little woman resides.
The whole show had a beautiful steampunk aesthetic, and I loved watching Nico with his accordion costume, and how he could bend, squat and stand with ease. I would also occasionally catch a glimpse of Klara catching the light in what looks like a skirt made of metal hoops.
3. There were surprises at every turn
KURIOS had no lack of the amazing heart-stopping acrobatic acts that Cirque Du Soleil is so well known for. We held our breaths for the acrobat hanging from a suspended bicycle, gasped when another balanced on cylinders from a swinging platform, and cheered when the performers landed gracefully in a giant trampoline.
What really tickled our fancy were the little surprises that happened throughout the show, particularly when a table of diners appeared upside down at the top of the Big Top, mirroring the diners onstage.
4. The souvenirs were really fun
At the end of the show, I decided to indulge the children by letting them pick out a souvenir from the shop, partly in hopes that they would remember this expensive experience for a longer time. And it turns out, the souvenirs are really quite special. Unlike most other shows where the souvenirs involve boring printed tees and keyrings, KURIOS souvenirs looked like they came out of a dress up box. There were steampunk styled aviation hat and goggles, and even a light-up ringmaster’s cane.
I left the place with two very excited, dressed up children, and a wallet that was way too light.
5. Tickets are on sale for $48 for a very very limited time
Here’s the most important reason why I think parents need to go see KURIOS with their children.
Cirque Du Soleil is celebrating their birthday, so all tickets (even the best ones) on selected weekdays are selling at $48 for 48 hours. That’s SGD by the way.
The children and I found the show well worth the full priced ticket, so at $48 per person, it is clearly a no-brainer.
Go ahead and grab this limited deal while I go weep in the corner.
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