Costumes! Vivid colors bump up Cirque KURIOS charm

Dance · Theater · Visual arts
Stunning costumes, in gorgeous hues, contribute only one of many memorable production elements of Cirque du Soleil’s KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities, written and directed by Michel Laprise. A terrific holiday outing for the family, the two-act show is now on view in the old-tyme Grand Chapiteau erected in the big old parking lot of ...

Danny! Mr. Ezralow to receive Lifetime Achievement Award 4

Dance
He merits a citation from the United Nations. With his prolific dance internationalism—choreographing dance concerts, operas, film, television, rock shows, spectacles, musicals, happenings and events in China, Russia, Japan, Italy and New York—that would make perfect sense. Instead, Daniel Ezralow’s considerable portfolio, cutting across borders and dance genres, is garnering for the 58-year-old dance maker ...

Cirque du Soleil’s big-top eggcellence

Theater
We didn’t make it through all of Ovo, Cirque du Soleil’s sweet-spirited show now infesting the Santa Monica beach — in a good way! After awhile, the insect parade started to bug us out. Exiting early, a tad weary, we left behind 1,998 others still cavorting in the colorful carnival. Opening night in the big ...

Cirque du Soleil’s swell Hollywood opening night party

Film · Reviews · Theater
Fun photos of the super party the Cirques threw in Los Angeles last night posted below. The mighty Montreal’eans upped and closed, from car traffic, a humongous stretch of Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Kodak Theater. There, under a tent, to thumping, hypnotic music, attendees were plied with kooky cocktails and French macaroons. We ...

Cirque du Soleil’s “Iris,” mais oui! 1

Dance · Film · Reviews · Theater
Lots of fun at tonight’s world premiere of “Iris,” (pronounced à la française, “Eer-ese“), Cirque du Soleil’s hugely entertaining permanent show at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Loosely inspired by the technology and creative spirit of early cinema (French civilization still claims a huge stake), the pageant’s a joy: sweet, humane, funny, spectacular, and great-looking. ...