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Cirque du Soleil’s latest offering, Alegria, is in town. Are you planning on seeing it?
The results are in.
March 15, 2009 11:39 by Aarti Nagraj
Some of our colleagues saw the world-famous show on Saturday, and were really impressed with it. They also said that the show they attended was packed to the last seat. According to a press release, Alegria enjoyed sold out performances during its first week (March 5- 12).
According to our poll, a majority of the respondents, more than 61 percent, said that they would like to see the performance, but find the tickets too expensive. The ticket prices range between AED300 and AED1,000 (VIP seats) for adults.
While 19 percent said that they will not be going to the show at all, 15 percent said that they will be seeing it.
The Cirque du Soleil website describes Alegria as “a mood, a state of mind”. The themes of the show, whose name means “jubilation” in Spanish, are many, it says.
“Power and the handing down of power over time, the evolution from ancient monarchies to modern democracies, old age, youth-it is against this backdrop that the characters of Alegria play out their lives. Kings’ fools, minstrels, beggars, old aristocrats and children make up its universe, along with the clowns, who alone are able to resist the passing of time and the social transformations that accompany it,” the website explains.
But the clowns will not be making everybody laugh this season; 4 percent of our respondents admitted to being scared of them.