On October 24th, we went to see the new Cirque Du Soleil show Totem, to celebrate our 7 year anniversary and the fact that we were married for 2 yrs, 2 months, 2 weeks and 2 days....all on one day.
It was an amazing experience, and I definately want to go to new shows when they arrive in NL.
I didn't bring my cam with me, because they weren't allowed, because they could break the concentration of the artists, but I did buy the program, which has a lot of great pics in it. I'll show you some in this post.
|program and cd of the show|
Our seats were in the front of the stage and we were on like the 5th row! The room between rows was really small, so it felt like I could almost touch the stage. Great seats!
Totem is about humankinds' incredible journey, from our oiginal amphibian state to out ultimate quest for flight.
A really cite couple that started annoyed by eachother, trying to push the other one ot the trapeze. But secrelty they started liking eachother and ofcourse enede up with eachother in the end. Great acting, but also amazing acrobatics, at one point she was hanging off him and he was just hanging....on his freaking neck?!
Sid and I both loved this act the most, not just because it was just jawdropping what they did, but also, because the act itself was really cute.
Also, the stage was really incredible, it had a bridge that could transform by opeing op, coming forward and so on. The part around the bridge was used as a screen to portray the tide coming in...rocks in the water, even swimming people at the end. The end was really awesome, all the actors came back and they did a bollywood styled dance with all of them. The stage itself was transformed through holes in the floor, trampolines that were imbedded and stuff that just got lifted into the air, with people still on it.
There was also a special extra booklet in the program with all the actors in it. The thing that I really liked, is that they had photos of the actors in makeup, and without their performance makeup. Really kewl to see!
There were lots of other amazing, funny and breathtaking acts, but these were my favs.
I definately want the dvd when it's released(within a year), and we decided afterwards that we wanted the rest of the shows on dvd aswell.
There was an intermission at which time you could buy food, drinks, donate money, buy merch and so on. There were plastic masks for kids, and little kids to juggle balls and so on. There were also a lot of gorgeous handmade masks, but they were really expensive.
We went for some shirts, some were really expensive, some were affordable. Sid bought the one that I liked most, unfortunately, they didn't have a girly version of it.
I found some shirts I liekd, but those were really expensive, think around 80+ euros! Fortunately I found some things that were on sale, I'm a big fan of sale, hahaha.
I bought this longsleev, which is a bit too big, but I can take it in a bit. I really liked the print on it.
And since I always drink out of mugs, I couldn't go home without this one:
After the show, we searched for the dvds, but they didn't have all of them there. Sid really wanted Alegria and it wasn't available, one of the sellers even told us we could buy it at bol.com, lol. The ones that were sold there were 22 and 35 euros, which is a lot of money. So I decided to take a look at bol.com when we got back.
We went to the stores at Amsterdam Arena, and we ended up at Mediamarkt. We bought a daylightlamp there(I'll write about that one later on) and this:
Later, after we grabbed a bite and went home with the train, we bought 9 or 10 more CdS dvds for less than 70 euros at bol.com, wooohooo. Now we only have to make time to watch them :)
Anyway, we had a great time and this was definately the best anniversary EVER! :D