So I decided to add a little more fun stuff for all our human readers. There are so many great events, restaurants and venues here in Houston and while all are not dog-friendly per say, they are still dog-lover friendly. Sometimes it is nice to get a sitter and go on a date right? So for me, I actually left Isabella with her other dad and headed out for a non-romantic date night with my new friend and blogger buddy Beth DeLozier-Hayes from Tres Chic Designs and Houston's Weekly Chic.com . We were excited to receive an advance preview of Cirque du Soliel's newest show OVO , which officially opens tonight in the Grand Chapiteau, at Sam Houston Race Park. We arrived at the big tent amidst a crowd of who's who in the media and community and were so excited to see many friends in the crowd, including another blogging buddy, Lori Freese from Dish-Houston.com !
I have been a fan of Cirque du Soliel since I saw them for the first time many years ago. I am so impressed at how the troop always seems to come up with something entirely new, entirely unique and extremely creative! OVO doesn't disappoint, in fact, I may like it the best so far.
According to their site , "OVO is a headlong rush into a colourful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. The insects' home is a world of biodiversity and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives."
We follow the bubbly and buzzing insects through an amazing variety of activities, and true-to-form Cirque excellence. Tight rope, check. Acrobatics, check. Crazy flexible spiders and life-sized grasshoppers, check. GREAT time...check! I don't want to give anything away, but I will say the show really takes visual stimulation to a new level. The bright costumes and characters are amazing, but the set is a piece of evolving artwork in itself. The larger-than-life flowers that bloom on stage will have you feeling like you are in the middle of a Pixar film and the music is fun, upbeat and pretty modern. In fact, a few times as the insects started to dance I thought they were going to play the Macarena :0)! The performers are brilliant as always. You will especially love the ladybug, a central character in the plot and a delight to watch!