Saturday, 29 January 2011

Went to the Cirque

Decided I'd 'try out the body' to see how it would cope with a very light and very easy gentle jog this morning ... and managed ok! Did 20 minutes at a very light, easy, gentle pace.

I did not want to overstretch myself because I was heading up to London to see the Cirque du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall and I knew it was going to be a long day. 

The show could not be called a circus in the 'normal' sense of the word ... it is however a circus of acrobatics, artistry, acrobatics, music, acrobatics and spectacular costumes. Did I mention that there was some acrobatics ... I feel like I had a workout just watching it!!!

My friends and I walked out of the 2.5 hour show feeling dazed ... in a good way. It was so spectacular, incredible and awe-inspiring. The sheer physicality of some of the acts is mind-boggling, the feats of strength, flexibility and precision is mind-boggling and even the music and costumes is ... you guessed it ... mind-boggling!! There were times when it literally took my breath away ... or times when I was holding my breath wondering how they were doing what they were doing!

The Cirque comes to the Royal Albert Hall every year in January, and sometimes does other shows around the UK and Europe. If you have an opportunity to go, GO!

p.s. fired me up to get back into my exercise again ... even if I won't be like one of the female performers with 'an eight-pack'!!


  1. Hi Midge - They are incredible athletes... really amazing! are you heading to the Tri show in a couple of weeks? - we will be there - if you do lets hook up! x

  2. Hi Sean, Yes I'll be going to the Tri show so I'll look forward to seeing you there!

    Anyone else going to the TCR (Triathlon, Cycling and Running) Show at Sandown Park, Surrey on February 11, 12 and 13th? We could have a Janathon meet up!