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  • Sep 30, 2009
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I've seen a great many shows in the last decade. O (pronounced as Eau; water in French) has to be the ultimate! It's a Cirque du Soleil show which when I watched it at the Bellagio in Las Vegas was the best of the whole lot from CdS. As with all the Cirque du Soleil shows, acrobatic acts are common. This one however, brings a twist to it. It features underwater acts like synchronized swimming. Now, nothing technically difficult for acrobats to do that. But... to do that in front of a theater of audience indoor on a stage? Now, how did that happened?

Well, the beauty of it is that technology was so advanced that I was totally impressed by the stage turning into an Olympic size swimming pool right under my eyes in less than 3 mins! How did that happened? That's not David Copperfield's show and it's certainly no illusion! 1.5 million gallon pool appeared in a matter of few mins? That's not only breathtaking for the swimmers, it's totally stunned the audience. It was so unexpected and yet so spectacular.



O not only has a great pool for show, but also awesome musicals and performances by the 85 acrobats. Not to mention the colorful costumes and incredible acrobatic acts and ease of performance! I totally enjoyed this show and hope to return for another round of it despite the fact that it costs more than $100! A totally surreal experience!


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September 30, 2009
My daughter just came back from a medical convention her husband was at in las Vegas. While they were there they went to Cirque's show "Love" which was a tribute to The Beatles' and their music. They liked it so much that they went back again--and the tickets were very expensive!
September 30, 2009
Those shows in Vegas are of high standards and can be addictive. I saw at least one each time I was there. As far as I'm concerned, it's most interesting city in the U.S. and with all the national parks around, I never have enough time on each stay! May be I'll retire there so that I can see them all!
September 30, 2009
I've never been to Vegas. I'd much rather go to the Pacific Northwest or British Columbia. Deserts aren't for me. I would like to see one of Cirque's shows though. The best are in Vegas where they have their permanent stages.
September 30, 2009
Vegas, desert? :-) My idea of a desert is Sahara or Namibia. Vegas is actually more canyons than desert, I feel. I love all the canyons there. Anyhow, I do like deserts and also lakes and mountains. Vegas has its draws :-) British Columbia is a bit too boring for me, esp. if I'm traveling alone. Not much to do and i like doing things or seeing things.
September 30, 2009
Well not so much of a desert after they dammed up the Colorado River and created Lake Mead etc. But take out that dam and Vegas would die of thirst in a couple of days.
 
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 (pronounced the same way as eau (French for water)) is a Cirque du Soleil show. It is in permanent residence at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States since October 1998. "O" is Cirque's first and only aquatic show, which features underwater acts such as synchronized swimming as well as above-ground acts.

Since this is a water based show, every member of the cast is SCUBA-certified. The costumes have a lifespan of 20 shows, with multiple costumes per performer costing about $10,000 to produce. In order for the platform stage to rise and fall without a wake, the surface of the stage has thousands of tiny holes. 
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