I had the opportunity to attend the premier of Cirque Du Soleil's KOOZA, which would be running in the striking blue and yellow Big Top, till 20 August at the open area along Bayfront Avenue, just beside Marina Bay Sands. Having attended previous shows by Cirque Du Soleil, I know that while the production quality for their shows are always of a high standard, the individual segments for the shows could be a hit or miss.
Notwithstanding, KOOZA turned out to be amazing!! A deliberate return to Cirque Du Soleil's origins, KOOZA follows the protagonist, a simple guy with a kite, as he journeys into a magical kingdom after he opens a magical box. KOOZA is inspired by the Sanskrit word "Koza" which means "box" or "chest", and emerging from this box is an international cast of acrobats, musicians, singers and actors.
What made KOOZA special, in my opinion, was that various acts and segments were fresh and interesting. The tightrope segment, for example, was executed differently and with no safety harnesses for the acrobats, it was freaking nail-biting scary!
Accompanying the various acts was a strong and stellar music ensemble and two power singers. Having recorded music and live music made all the difference, and for many occasions I felt that I was watching a musical, where the story flowed seamlessly from one chapter to another.
Interspersed between the acts were several entertaining comedy moments, brought about by the unassuming funny King and his two humping assistants. They broke the tensed acrobatic parts skillfully with genuinely funny antics, and the crowd, including myself lapped it all up.
All in all, KOOZA was pure 150 minutes of pure fun, fear and entertainment. If you have time, do make a date with KOOZA before 20 August. There is a 15% discount for M1 customers, and DBS and POSB card holders also save 15% on A, B, C and D Reserve tickets for shows from 13 to 23 July and from 14 to 20 August. Enjoy!
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