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.