It sucks when a show has to be downgraded slightly because of its venue. The Bank Atlantic Center is just too big for you to get the full Cirque experience, unless you have floor or lower level seats. Once you've seen a show in an intimate tent or venue that was built specifically for the show, you realize that bigger is not better.
That being said, the performance itself is as awe-inspiring as always, although the clowns spend way too much time in the spotlight. Their routines are very slapstick, but then they take that stick and beat the jokes to death with it. The first half of the show starts off a bit slow, as if warming itself up before the intended performance of the second half, but there are plenty of "Holy crap, the human body can do that?!" moments throughout both.
The music is exceptional; it's engaging and really enhances the performance. The black and white singers (actually dual personalities of the same character) performed in perfect harmony.
This show seems to be divided up into bite-sized courses featuring one-person acts (with the exception of the power track and the aerial high bar performers), as opposed to other shows that throw a visual smorgasbord at your face. It’s great for a Cirque virgin, or someone with ADhD, who doesn't want to miss anything.
Some acts to note include the Russian bars and the aerial high bar team, who all appear to defy gravity. The tandem contortionists are impressive and seem to bloom over and over again like an amorphous flower.
The sets, lights and costumes are colorful and creative as usual, especially the feathery, blue nymphs and the old birds. Alegria means "jubilation" in Spanish and you will absolutely experience some of that during the show. It’s family friendly and definitely worth seeing once!
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Lil’ Wayne hit the stage last night at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise for what was yet another unforgettable performance. Since his release from prison just months ago, the multi-platinum and Grammy award winning artist was quick to get back on top of the rap music scene. With the release of his single, “6 foot 7 foot” and his album, I Am Not a Human Being, the iconic rapper and label owner hit the road for his North American tour, I’m Still Music.
The unstoppable Young Money crew is along for the ride, as well. Nicki Minaj continues to establish herself as one of the top female artists in the music industry by her show shopping performance last night. Also on stage was Drake, Mack Maine, Rick Ross and special guest DJ Khaled. If that line up wasn’t enough to get Young Money groupies out of their seats and losing their voices, Travis Barker and Mixmaster Mike opened up with a DJ/Drummer set. Brett Weithorn, president of Joonbug Miami, was in attendance. “I was very impressed with the entire show. The production was great, and the sound and lighting even better. Lil' Wayne and his Young Money Artists put on one amazing show,” he commented.