Sunday, August 14, 2016

8/14/16: Cirque Eloize Saloon World Premiere at Foxwoods Resort Casino

I love live shows!  We were extremely lucky to be able to attend the World Premiere of Cirque Éloize Saloon on Friday night at Foxwoods Resort and Casino!  I knew the show would be amazing as we had seen Cirque Éloize ID last year and it was awesome.  We also were able to attend a reception after the show with the Cirque Eloize Saloon cast members, Foxwoods Resort Casino’s CEO, Felix Rappaport, and the executive staff of Foxwoods.  Here are the kids with the entire cast, creative team and production team.  This family friendly show will be at Foxwoods Resort and Casino until August 21st so get your tickets now.
The show was really amazing!  I also loved that it went straight thru without an intermission.  
There are 7 acrobats in the show and 3 musicians.  Here are 6 of the 7 acrobats.  The performances these acrobats gave was amazing.  The show started with the Chinese Pole and so many times I was gasping because I could not believe the big jumps to the pole.  Then there was some amazing juggling and hand to hand acrobalance.  Justine Methé Crozat who you see pictured here with the red dress was amazing.  Shena Tschofen pictured here in the purple dress did an amazing job with the Cyr wheel.  This circus apparatus was actually invented in 2003 by Daniel Cyr, a graduate of the National Circus School and co-founder of Cirque Éloize.
My personal favorite was the korean plank.  Picture flips being done on a seesaw!  It was truly mind-blowing.
My favorite performer was Johan Prytz.  He was so funny!  He is dressed up with the cowboy hat here.  Here is some of the cast with the Foxwoods Resort and Casino Executives.
Here is the full cast being introduced.
The Foxwoods Resort Casino CEO Felix Rappaport is pictured here.  He talked about he and his daughter travelled to Canada and saw Cirque Éloize there and his daughter told him he needed to bring the show to Foxwoods Resort Casino.  I am glad he did!
Here is a sneak peek of the show:
Here is more about the show:
Picture this : America is under construction. The West is booming. The railroad is being developed. In the middle of the desert, a town comes to life. A Saloon opens its doors. A gathering and meeting place: it quickly becomes the theatre of all stories. In Cirque Éloize’s Saloon, the infectious energy of folk music sets the tone to an acrobatic comedy that sweeps the spectators away in a mad rush. Enigmatic and colourful characters come together and reveal themselves. The result is a series of unexpected situations, unfolding to the rhythm of acrobatic prowess and original choreography. Never before has a piano tuner kicked up so much dust… Under the spell of the Saloon’s beautiful Belle, he sets off a chase worthy of the greatest Westerns. The lovebirds on the run wreak havoc everywhere on their path; from the deserted plains to the depth of the mines until the ultimate acrobatic duel. Walking through the Saloon doors means entering a mythical atmosphere created by live music and the exhilarated pace of spectacular performances. 
The kids loved it!
These were some yummy cupcakes that came from Cake by Franck which is at Foxwoods Resort Casino.  They were really good and we got some treats to take home with us.
Our gift bag with yummy treats!
Definitely check this show out!
Disclosure:  I was provided with tickets for my family to attend Cirque Éloize Saloon and a reception after the show.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

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