KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities
Sherry | On 03, Sep 2014
Steampunk inspired circus. Let’s GO! And so we did. You should too.
We arrive for KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities around 7pm at the Cirque du Soliel tent down by Toronto’s Cherry Beach, where it will be set up for the next two months. This gave us enough time to buy some popcorn, a pretzel, contemplate cotton candy, and find our seats. The Seeker and The Kurios (robot assistants made of recycled scraps) are already on stage interacting with the crowd who are walking over a bridge that showcases the stage and taking turns riding a large bicycle. The set designs and costumes are true to theme; taking you back to the turn of the century, or at least what it would have been in Tim Burton’s mind. The show starts with the Gogol Bordello inspired band marching around the tent before taking their place inside the giant clock. From there the show entertains, making you laugh and clap with astonishment.There is nothing like a circus to make you feel like a kid. If you like juggling, riding a bicycle, gymnastics, and jumping on trampolines – much of it while flying in the air and upside down, of course – you shouldn’t miss this show. If you are not amazed at the upside down dinner, I highly suspect you are not impressed by anything and should lighten up a bit. My personal favourites are the Chinese Contortionists, the Invisible Circus, Nico the Accordion Man and Mr. Microcosmos with Mini Lili.