Wonderful Cirque du Soleil returns to Perth with Kooza

The magic of Kooza
The hoops performance
The King imposes on the crowd
A character from Charivari
The contortionists go round the bend
Fun with fur as a dog takes to the stage
The unicycle act
The clowns are always a hit
Kooza at the big top
More hoops action
Balancing act on chairs
The Trickster
Spectacular
High anxiety in the aerial acts
More of the King
High wire hi jinks
More high wire entertainment
Flamboyance ruled the night
Charivari, a machine gun burst of acrobatics, rapid-fire costume changes and rebounds from three miniature trampolines
The cast of Kooza bid farewell
The magic of Kooza The hoops performance The King imposes on the crowd A character from Charivari The contortionists go round the bend Fun with fur as a dog takes to the stage The unicycle act The clowns are always a hit Kooza at the big top More hoops action Balancing act on chairs The Trickster Spectacular High anxiety in the aerial acts More of the King High wire hi jinks More high wire entertainment Flamboyance ruled the night Charivari, a machine gun burst of acrobatics, rapid-fire costume changes and rebounds from three miniature trampolines The cast of Kooza bid farewell

THE striking yellow and blue striped grand chapiteau has returned to lure Perth audiences to Kooza, the latest Cirque du Soleil show overflowing with characteristic wonder.

This latest magical experience returns to the Canadian company’s fundamentals of acrobatic performance and clowning, in spectacular and imaginative style.

The human connection starts before the lights dim, as comic characters interact with audience members and begin the laughter.

Fun and frivolity continue as character The Trickster jumps like a jack-in-the-box to start The Innocent on a journey, with acts ranging from aerial hoop, contortion and high wire to teeterboard, unicycle and the Wheel of Death.

Kooza takes inspiration from the Sanskrit word koza, meaning ‘box’ and this circus in a box has audience members on the edge of their seats as the cast showcase abilities that defy the human skill set – and gravity.

Do not try any of these acts at home, kids, although I guess these performers all had to start somewhere.

The unmistakeable beat of Cirque du Soleil world-inspired music adds to the dramatics of Kooza, while the band perch on high atop the travelling tower referred to as the Bataclan; the focal point of the set.

The simple yet beautiful end arrives all too soon and is one that will leave you smiling and filled with joy.

Kooza is showing at Belmont Racecourse until June 11.