Cirque Du Soleil’s “Ovo” Fun for All Ages

ladybug The Foreigner and The Ladybug

Attending Cirque du Soleil has become a family favorite, especially here in El Paso. In their honor, a mural was created and presented Tuesday in downtown El Paso. The bugs were even spotted at the El Paso Public Library downtown a couple of days ago! I’m not a fan of bugs but…the “Ovo” bugs are an exception! Many “Ovo” bugs are extremely colorful, athletic and funny!  

I had the opportunity to attend Cirque Du Soleil’s “Ovo” Wednesday evening at the University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP). Ovo means egg in Portuguese. I’ve been to other Cirque Du Soleils but “Ovo” seemed to have me clapping and dancing along to the beats the most. The soundtrack has a lot of percussion, samba and bossa nova tunes in it. How could I not dance to their short rendition of “La Cucaracha?” “Ovo” can sort of be described as a colorful and fun Brazilian carnival. Although there’s several ants, crickets, dragonflies, spiders and other bugs performing tricks and circus acts, “Ovo” centers around three main characters. The main characters are The Ladybug, The Foreigner and Master Flipo. The Ladybug and The Foreigner, a funny looking blue fly, eventually become a cute couple who like to flirt and interact with the audience. The Foreigner is responsible for bringing a large, mysterious Ovo to the bug community.  The egg represents life and its cycle. Master Flipo is the chief of the bug world. He also likes to interact and entertain the crowd. I’d describe him as a green masked, purple and pink cockroach. Him and The Foreigner even picked a female audience member to go on stage. They dressed her up in wings and a Ladybug-type helmet. The audience member looked like she was having a good time dancing and joking around with them! The Ladybug also flirted with an audience member. Although it’s hard to say which act was my favorite, I’d have to go with the ants foot juggling big, round kiwis in the beginning. I also enjoyed the cricket act, which includes them jumping on walls and trampolines through green streaks of lights. I also can’t forget the Creatura character. Creatura is an odd looking insect who’s also part slinky. He dances to his own tune in life. “Ovo” will be in El Paso through Sunday. Tickets can be purchased here. After El Paso, the traveling Canadian circus will perform in cities around the U.S. and Europe through December.                  

ovoDisclaimer: Although I was given tickets to the show, it did not guarantee a positive review. My truthful opinion is reflected in this review.

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26 comments

  1. Lol. Which reminds me…I need to do another reminder post next week. A few people have paid (including you). I’m just going to my Grandma’s house on Easter. Me and my son are going to paint eggs today or tomorrow.

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  2. I hope so too! It is still some time till then but by the time of the Blogger Bash I might see clearer!! No plans for Easter other than being glad to have time for catching up on all ends… lol. Oh, I have invited the family for an Easter Brunch on Sunday. So, that’s basically my plans… hehe!

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  3. Oh, that is awesome!! I will check it out and see if I can go there with a friend! Thank you so much for checking it. Yay, perhaps I can really make it. I would let you know for sure!!

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  4. I think there are some in Switzerland! I’ll check. I wish I could go to Germany! I also have a friend that used to live in El Paso who moved back to Germany. She follows my blog πŸ™‚

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  5. LOL!!! You are amazing, Lisa! Thank you!! Looks like it all is quite a ride. The closest may be Stuttgart with a 1 1/2 – 2 hours ride. But still a distance for an evening show. Hopefully it comes to Zurich (Switzerland) too once. I will check on that. Why don’t you come over and we both go to Stuttgart?

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  6. You’ll love it! OK I’m checking for you. Lol. Ok it will be in Salzburg, Austria from Oct. 18-22. After that throughout Germany in the cities Leipzig, Hamburg, Berlin, Mannheim, Cologne, Stuttgart, Nuremberg and Munich. Some of my family lives in Stuttgart.

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  7. It was a lot of fun, Erika! The main characters made me laugh quite a bit. This was the third Cirque I’ve been to. I’m not sure if I like this one more than La Nouba. La Nouba has clowns, breakdancing and a Chinese circus.

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  8. Wow! That must be a great show! I enjoyed the trailer. Simply Cirque Du Soleil! They are amazing in their dancing and artistic performance. Those bugs are too cool. Sounds like a lovely story!

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