Saturday, June 14, 2003

Cirque du Soleil is a group out of Montreal, Canada. Some people call it a 'circus.' That term doesn't really do it justice. It is entertainment, of the finest sort, that combines the best parts of circus, as well as theater, dance, and music. It also avoids the mistreatment of animals, because there are no animals in the group. We went to see it last night in Nagoya, and were again moved by the show. I can't do it justice with words, thank goodness, because then you wouldn't need the show.

What is great about Cirque du Soleil being in Japan, is that it gives people a chance to re-experience excellence. So much what we see from day to day is mediocrity, and so much of what my child is exposed to certainly is. It is refreshing to have an event that kids can enjoy that exposes them to people who have honed their craft to perfection.

Yes, it is expensive. Taking the whole family would be a significant expenditure, but if you cut off the cable, sell the TV, and pawn the computer games, that should just about cover it. Let Cirque du Soleil kinds of dreams fill our childrens' heads!

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