Cirque du Soliel Brings Delirium to Movie Theatres for Four Days!

I must have been asleep at the switch. How is it that this awesome, multi-media special event got planned and rolled out without me even hearing a peep about it until today? Until about 10 minutes ago, in fact! The press release for Delirium, which can be found here, says this:

An urban tale
With visually stunning tableaux in which music and projections meld together seamlessly, DELIRIUM is a contemporary urban tale, a quest for balance in a world increasingly out of sync with reality. Bill – the main character – is an ordinary man living inside a bubble, more and more recluse in a society where even relationships are “virtual,” and where television and computers have become ubiquitous devices that isolate us from one another.

A delirious sensory folly
Everything in Bill’s urban life further draws him into an imaginary, virtual world. On his journey he meets myriad characters that bring him little by little on the cusp of growth and change. He eventually learns to ground his energy into the real world. At the end of his voyage, Bill contaminates the people of his planet and enlists them in his quest for balance.

DELIRIUM is a delirious sensory folly where music unites space, individual and society in a world marked by solitude and isolation. The subtext of DELIRIUM is the notion that, in life, we must join together—escape our solitary cocoons—to survive.

Music in motion
Injecting new life into the 21 songs chosen among Cirque du Soleil‘s most memorable musical moments, DELIRIUM is based on a musical rather than an acrobatic structure—a first for Cirque du Soleil. Melodies, musicians and singers are the driving force of this show that features a series of tableaux made up of images ranging from prerecorded visuals to manipulated live feeds that create interactions between the artists and the audience. Featuring new texts in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, the 21 remixed melodies mark a significant departure from the music Cirque du Soleil fans have come to expect.

The music of DELIRIUM—”urban tribal beats” that combine percussive driven pop and electronic music with melodious ballads and world rhythm sounds—take the audience on an incandescent journey into the musical realm of Cirque du Soleil and the aerial world of Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon.

Wow. But, in case words don’t create the picture for you, try checking out the movie trailer at moviefone.com. Here’s the important part: This is a four-day event. JUST FOUR DAYS! And, those dates are NEXT WEEK! The dates are Wednesday, August 20, Thursday, August 21, Saturday, August 23, and Sunday, August 24. Some theaters are not offering online ticket purchases, so if you’re as rabid a Cirque fan as I am, you’ll want to get in the car right now and head down to the box office!

There will be a review in a future post. Oh, yes there will!

Psalms 149:3 Let them praise His name with the dance; Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp. 4 For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation.

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