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This weekend [livejournal.com profile] isisofcool and I went to see Corteo, the new Cirque du Soleil show that just opened in Boston. Over the years, we've seen almost all of Cirque's touring shows (but only one of their resident shows) and we both thought that this might have been their best show yet. It's got really great acts, fabulous use of props, some nice visual surprises, a story that added to the show rather than taking away from it (Quidam bugged us in that regard), and their best music since Alegria. The opening chandeliers routine alone had us in awe and there's a showstopper in the second act which we think must have come about by the designers saying, "Trapeeze acts are neat, but what if we did it without the swings." Also good was the fact that there were fewer "cute" clown bits that didn't fit in and went too long and there were no creepy contortionists who can bend their bodies like insects.

They've added extra Boston dates, so if you're thinking about it and haven't gotten tickets yet, go get some.

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