Since the performance of Lea Solonga with HKPhil, I regularly see the show of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Last week, several friends of mine, I and a little kid watched the performance of Cirque de la Symphonie.
Indeed, it’s an innovative crossover which was totally beyond our imagination. It is just like an entry level course for those who are new to classical music. Yet, the huge orchestra geek may not be a big fans of this show, since you will pay full attention to the circus instead of the orchestra.
The songs HKPhil selected was quite matched with the circus performance. Clair de Lune by Debussy for the Aerial Silks, Carmen: Suite No.2 – Gypsy Song for the Juggling, Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky for the Aerial Duo etc, You will find that the whole selections of songs are perfect for each marvellous circus performance.
The clown’s juggling was the highlight for me since he was amazingly funny. Plus, he juggled six rings at once! Aerial Duo performance by a couple was romantic. Flying or swinging in the air are perhaps the girl’s dream.
At the end of the show was a performance of Strongmen. I was totally scared by it. Two muscular guys were doing some jar-dropping gestures like supporting another only with his head, which you could see his neck was entirely shaking. It was completely out of the normal human being’s muscle strengths. I really had to cover my eyes during this performance.
Well, you can take a look of their performance with Sydney Symphony Orchestra. You will then find out how stunning they are!
P.S. I really thought it would be full house……