Cirque Du Soleil’s Ovo Flies Into Town | CULTURE
Posted on July 30, 2012 by Bree Moore
Under the blue and yellow big top of Northshore, Hamilton, is an energetic world of insects, brought to life every night until September 2 in Cirque du Soleil’s latest acclaimed touring show, Ovo.
Ovo, meaning egg in Portuguese, is inspired the movement of life – creatures creeping, crawling, bounding, leaping and flying, – fusing an explosion of colour, song, movement, hilarity and seemingly super-human feats together to leaving audiences breathless, as expected from any Cirque du Soleil production.
The show tells the story of a blue fly from a far-away land known as The Foreigner who arrives unannounced at the insect colony – populated by a firefly, mosquito, spiders, ants, fleas, butterflies, scarabs, crickets, creatura and cockroaches – with a giant, mysterious ovo strapped to his back. Community leader Master Flipo, who is responsible for keeping everything in their chaotic world in order, becomes understandably cautious by the arrival. Meanwhile, The Ladybug falls hopelessly in love with the stranger, presenting a Shakespearean-style comic pursuit of love to the audience.
As a seething mass of beetles, a blanket of crickets, a swarm of honeybees and a scuttling army of foraging ants and spiders perform circus acts throughout the show, Composer Berna Ceppas brings additional life to the production with a score inspired by the music of Brazil.
We here at Refinery were fortunate to take in this richly portrayed and vibrant show recently and can highly recommend! Ovo takes centre stage under a big top in Northshore, Hamilton, through to September 2, with showings at various times of 1pm, 4pm, 5pm and 8pm each night. Tickets range from $84 to $405 for top-level VIP tickets, and can be purchased from ticketek.com.au | cirquedusoleil.com.