If you have ever heard of a “Cirque” show, you probably have an idea of what to expect during a show – especially if you watch America’s Got Talent. But did you know that there are different “Cirque” groups? Up until last week, I had no idea. We’ve all heard of Cirque du Soleil, but for the last 20 years, Cirque Éloize has been taking people by storm in more than 440 cities around the world.
Cirque Éloize was founded in Montreal in 1993, over a decade after Cirque du Soleil and for the month of August, Cirque Éloize’s iD is playing at the Fox Theater at Foxwoods.
Cirque Éloize’s iD blends old-school acrobatics with street dance and hip hop. I got a chance to see the show last week and trust me, it’s not like any circus you’ve ever seen before.
But before I tell you what I thought of the show, I wanted to share a little bit about a fun opportunity I had the afternoon before the show.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have followed along with the fun last Friday when I joined several other local bloggers for an exclusive behind-the-scenes blogger workshop with some of the cast members of Cirque Éloize’s iD.
Pretty cool, right?
As soon as I entered the Fox Theater at Foxwoods, I couldn’t help but notice the impressive set. As you can see, it’s massive and as I would find out a little while later, it’s even more complex than it looks. The set features about 10 doors & windows that the performers use throughout the show to come & go through – plus a quite a few moving parts.