Do you want an easy way to change your life? One that only takes 2.5 hours of your time? Go to Cirque du Soleil VOLTA. Seriously. It changed my life. I’m so glad I took the opportunity to attend the show and see the famous ensemble in action. If I can afford it, I’d go more often than my current financial situation will allow me 😅
Last Friday, I got the opportunity to attend the incredible Cirque du Soleil VOLTA in Toronto.
I’ve never been to an acrobatic show before, so being able to go to one for the very first time filled me with inexplicable excitement. I couldn’t wait to fulfill my FOMO on something that I should’ve done years ago!
The show started at 8pm, so I made sure to get there early to browse the event grounds. Standing at the foot of the towering tents was overwhelming, but also mesmerizing with the lights descending in swirls ✨
As I entered through the tent doors, I was greeted by a beautiful circus performer all dolled up for the show. The smell of popcorn and cotton candy in the air reminded me of those hot summer days at the CNE–except that warmth! It was so frigid in there (but don’t worry, the main tent that housed the show was well insulated and cozy).
As the lights dimmed and other small lights emerged, the show was starting. Volta is brimmed with everything you know or expect about an acrobatic circus show. A beautifully crafted story, risky trampolining, graceful swinging ropes, masterful acrobatic tricks, pulsating line walking, and bold bicycle tricks. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, finding myself getting nervous, heavy breathing, heart racing and even praying under my breath! Also, the energy emanating from the entire performance is one of the most contagious I’ve ever felt.
And so to say the show kept me uber entertained is an understatement. It reinforced something deeper. That practice really is perfection. That with enough focus, dedication, and commitment, you can accomplish anything. Do you know how much time was put into the making of this show??! So that’s how the show changed my life. I was seeing a different perspective, inspired by something so live, beautiful and unseen of in my life!
I could probably learn these lessons in other settings (and probably have), but this serves as a great reminder in those 2.5 hours.
P.S. The mere fact that the host really emphasized that the audience’s life will change at the beginning of the show did not have an impact on how I think my life was going to change (haha).
About Volta: Volta revolves around Waz, a popular game show host who has it all on the outside – fortune and fame, but has lost his inner identity. Throughout the performance, we get glimpses of his childhood and everything that adds up to give meaning to this life. From shedding his fears, he was able to find his true self and embracing and celebrating his differences and show it to the world with pride.
Cirque du Soleil Volta runs from September 7, 2017 until November 26. So you still have time to purchase tickets and attend this breathtaking show!