Published on November 15th, 2011 | by simeon0
Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour By Cirque Du Soleil
The King of Pop Michael Jackson is remembered worldwide as a unique man who changed the world of pop music forever. He was a man with a heart of a child who only wanted the world to be a better place. Through his lyrics he expressed the trials and tribulations of the world today and through his inspirational messages of how we can with love and unity, change the future of tomorrow’s youth and the future of the world around us.
Leading concert director and multiple Emmy award nominee Jamie King, along with Cirque Du Soleil and the estate of Michael Jackson have created Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour. This production takes audiences back to the beginning with Michael Jackson’s origins with the unforgettable music of the Jackson 5, his iconic dance moves, and music which gained him legions of fans worldwide.
Cirque Du Soleil combines the choreography and music that we are all familiar with, along with elements of a circus, fantasy, bright lights, vibrant colors, unforgettable sets and talented performers. The show includes elements of surprise and fantasy with bits of humor and sadness portrayed by a mime who in spirit gains all the talents of MJ. An amazing contortionist right out of the pages of a book of Tales from “Is it Scary”, a “Dangerous” acrobatic pole dance, a sensual aerialistic tango at “This Place Hotel”, and much more. There are so many other exciting elements and acts that pay homage to the great songs such as “Wanna be starting Something”, “Smooth Criminal”, “Beat It”, “Billie Jean”, “Black and White” and my personal favorite “Thriller”.
I have loved Michael Jackson’s music and moves ever since I can remember I even remember a failed attempt by my father who tried to teach me to moonwalk. Those were the days, and though the king of pop is gone he has been immortalized within his lyrics and thanks to this production fans can come together and remember. The audience gets a chance to experience the unique and eccentric nature that is the Cirque. This was my very first Cirque Du Soleil performance and it exceeded my expectations 100%. The costumes, the instruments, the many international performers and surprises the show has to offer makes it an absolute must see.
The show brought myself and the audience laughter, joy and sometimes a tear here and there. The energy from the performers and the audience was magical and really made it feel like MJ himself was watching and enjoying with us. I am so excited and thankfull to have had the opportunity to experience the most amazing show that I have ever seen and am excited to see what else Cirque Du Soleil has to offer in the future.