Enjoying our orchestra seats at Radio City Hall, we settled in to watch the spectacular Cirque du Soleil’s Zarkana – an acrobatic rock opera that blends circus arts with the surreal to create a world where physical virtuosity rubs shoulders with the strange.
The story follows Zark, a magician who has lost his powers – and the love of his life – in an abandoned theatre populated by a motley collection of off-the-wall characters and incomparable acrobats. He runs into the Mutants, four sirens as sinister as they are fabulous, who are determined to divert him from his quest.
Zarkana is a visual vortex set in a slightly twisted musical and acrobatic fantasy universe where, little by little, chaos and craziness give way to festivity and love regained.
It was a fun show, and the fact that it was staged at the famous Radio City Hall has enhanced its visual appeal. The production of the show was very spectacular and the creativity directors did a most fabulous job.
The show itself was a little lame and the music not its best score. The music was overwhelmingly loud, and perhaps it could be attributed to the fact that the theatre was half empty. But overall we had a fun time and a deep appreciated for the dedication of the performers.