Last night I had the pleasure of being entertained by Cirque du Soleil: Quidam. It was the first Cirque show I have ever been to and I was highly anticipating a great night out with friends.We were not disappointed! Since the show didn’t start until 7:30pm, we decided to leave the boys at home with my mom (thanks mom!). That said, after seeing the show I would definitely consider bringing them next time. It was a lot more kid-friendly than I expected and I think it would be totally fun from around age 6 and up.
Quidam was full of exciting feats of strength, flexibility and moments of OMG I can’t believe the human body is capable of doing that! I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
A few surprises:
I don’t want to spoil the show by giving away too many details. But I was pleasantly surprised by a few themes that I hadn’t expected.
- Humor: One thing I definitely was not expecting from Quidam was humor. However, there were several laugh out loud moments that really made for a fun night!
- Live music: Do all Cirque du Soleil shows have live bands accompanying the performers? I had no idea if that is the case and was very pleasantly surprised by the wonderful musicians who played beautifully.
- Simplicity: I had heard that Quidam was more simplistic than some of the other Cirque shows out there. But having never seen one, I had no basis for comparison. That said, the set and stage were very simple and the focus truly was on the performers. Because of this, I could easily imagine that I was sitting in some French theater 100 years ago instead of a massive Arena in Raleigh, NC. That was pretty cool.
I highly enjoyed the show and I would definitely recommend it! If you are in the Raleigh, NC area you can catch Cirque du Soleil: Quidam from now until Sunday!
Have you seen Quidam? What did you think?
Disclosure: I was provided with tickets to see Quidam for the purpose of facilitating this review. All opinions are my own. Thanks for reading!