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Note: You can skip the prelude parts and jump straight to the 5 reasons why you should go watch Kooza by Cirque Du Soleil. 😇
Prelude – Story of a Cheapo Husband
When we saw the Kooza’s advertisment, I asked Candyce whether she want to go watch this performance by Cirque Du Soleil as our anniversary outing. To my surprise, she said yes! ☺️☺️☺️
We got home, whipped out our laptop and started to look at the seating price. It ranges from $90 to $234. After serious consideration 😆, we decided to give up the idea of watching Kooza, because it was too expensive for us. So this was how I consoled Candyce:
Never mind lah, we go cruise then watch such performances yeah?😆😆😆
Candyce appeared to be even sadder after my lousy consolation. 😣😣😣 But been a cheapo husband, I never insist of going to watch Kooza. 😆😆😆
All Thanks to a Good Deal 😍
It is all thanks to Candyce who spotted a 30% discount! Without 2nd thought, we bought 3 tickets including Jiaying coz it was really a good deal! 😍😍😍🎉🎉🎉
This was our very first time watching a Cirque Du Soleil performance and we were stunned by the standard of it! It is truly a world-class top notch performance which is worth every penny!
Here’s 5 reasons why! 😇😇😇
1) State-of-the-Art Tentage!
Okay, this might not be a new reason for you if you are an avid Cirque Du Soleil audience. But since this was our first time, it was a totally fresh experience!
I recalled the cartoon Disney’s Dumbo where he grew up in a roving circus and a huge tentage is one of the key elements. Ever since, I always dream of watching performing acts under such cool tentage.
The Kooza tentage looks small from the outside, but upon entering, I was stunned by the big holding area with food counters and merchandise stalls. Plus, it is air-conditioned, a must-have for Singaporeans! 😂😂😂
However, when it was time to enter, I was surprized to see such a small stage. 🤔
Yeah, it expanded a little bit later on, but still the stage is quite small in my opinion. 🤔
It is during the performances then I was enlightened by the essense of this small stage. Since it was so small, the audiences were all close to the acts. The actions and thrills were right in our face. It was just like watching fireworks close up; beautiful explosion smack right in your face! Pow pow pow! 🎇🎆🎇🎆
There is a Chinese idiom, 麻雀虽小，五脏俱全 which means small but complete in every detail. This Kooza tentage is certainly a little sparrow! 🐦
2) World Class Performances
Okay I heard Cirque Du Soleil performers are good, but I didn’t know they were so damn good! Almost 90% of the performers do not have harness and wire for their safety. By being so ‘commando’, the performances became additionally thrilling.
Our favourite performance is this giant fidget spinner! (LOL! Candyce named it that way! 😂😂😂). The stuntmens keep running on this giant wheel with the risk of flying out and injure themselves. Every extra action like skipping rope they did, add an extra pound to my heart!
Our jaws were wide open throughout the show. Plus with all the ‘woo ah wow phew’ sound reactions from us! We sure is noob sia! LOL!
I think the only heavily secured stuffs are the equipments and sets. The performers are just like superhumans, defying gravity!
3) Live Band of Musicians and Singers
Since it was my first time watching Cirque Du Soleil, I was stunned by the appearance of live musicians and singers! I thought the thrilling musics will be played from tape but it’s LIVE! 😱😱😱
The beauty of live music is that it can set the tempo and pace of a performance. Through that, the musicians can seamlessly synchronized with the performer’s stunning act. Thus, giving us an extra punch and wow-factor to the performance.
It was just like watching a lion dance performance, whereby the highs and lows of the performance is been complimented by the drum beats and dong dong chiang! 😂😂😂
My favourite performance, the giant fidget spinner, has the best music effect of all! There was basically no other instrutments except for drums. Whenever there was a stunning action on the wheel like a jump, there would be a loud heavy-bass thump, which make your heart pump harder! If I dun continue breathing, I think I will get a heart attack! 😂😂😂
4) Perfect Cheorography
In order for all the performances to weave in properly, there should be nice transitions in between. This is all thanks to the ring-leaders and the clowns. Unlike traditional ring-leaders, the leaders are portrayed as main story characters. The overall story is about a kid who found a box which lead him/her to a magical world of Kooza. Yeah it is a typical same old kind of story, but it is still essential to give the audiences a sense of consistency!
Another important role is the clown which is almost like the ring leader who had a easy job for not needing to do any stunt. However, the clowns are also equally important to ease the tense atmosphere so that we could catch our breathes between the thrilling performances. Else, I sure will have heart attack sia!
5) Side Entertainments
Other than toilet, the next thing I was looking forward to during the interlude is the photo booths! 😍😍😍
One of the photo booths is more special as it can create 3D effect by stitching 3 photos into one. When you move the 3D photo, you can see different actions that you have made in! Cool yeah! 😍😍😍
Once again kudos to Candyce for spoting such a good deals for us to watch Kooza! Gamxiahamita!
With these 5 reasons, I strongly recommend you to watch Kooza. It is really worth it! Buy the middle price ticket also shiok ah!
NOTCHBAD rating: 5/5 😍😍😍 Love it! Kooza!