Cirque du Soleil: Flowers in the Desert Blooms on PBS
For reasons that cannot be explained, I assiduously avoided Cirque du Soleil for fifteen years until I reluctantly was dragged to see a performance of La Nouba; there I became a fan (and kicked myself for being so closed-minded). Cirque du Soleil is an amazing display of athleticism perfected.
In its continuing celebration of the arts (and fundraising), PBS presents Cirque du Soleil: Flowers in the Desert, a look at shows presented in Las Vegas, including, Mystere, Ka, O, Love, and Viva Elvis.
When Cirque du Soleil performs, there are so many things happening on stage, the audience is challenged to see it all. While that effect is greatly diminished by filmed presentations, Cirque du Soleil: Flowers in the Desert is a visual feast of colorful costumes, awesome acts, and often surreal sets. Samples of each show leave the viewer hungry for more.
Each of Cirque du Soleil’s productions combines international circus acts with a central theme and storyline. Performers are the best of the best—stunning, breathtaking, awe-inspiring, fearless, beautiful. Cirque du Soleil: Flowers in the Desert also features interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Olivia Harrison, and Yoko Ono who share their thoughts and feelings about Love.
PBS stations will begin showing Cirque du Soleil: Flowers in the Desert on Saturday, November 27, 2010; check local listings for air dates and times.