Cirque du Soleil’s OVO: An evening at the big top with insects and an egg

I stepped into the magical world of acrobatic insects under Cirque du Soleil's blue and yellow big top.

OVO Cirque du Soleil San Francisco

OVO Cirque du Soleil San Francisco

This past week, I stepped into the magical world of acrobatic insects under Cirque du Soleil’s blue and yellow big top.

It was an exciting evening of acts that demonstrated the feats of the human body when the mind has the passion and discipline to perfect its timing and movements. All of this is wrapped up in imaginatively colorful costumes and sets including a large blooming flower looming overhead.

My latest trip to Australia where I accidentally stepped onto a large ant hill had convinced me that the insect world is teeming with activity. Some of those ants must have had the same skills as the acrobats in OVO because they did indeed leap onto my leg and start crawling up. At the moment I truly appreciated the full meaning of “ants in your pants”.

Clinton Stark did not mention in his review, “Theater review: Cirque du Soleil ‘OVO’ – Oh wow!” that this is a show for kids and frankly, I was willing to leave my grown-up self at the door as I ventured into the concessions tent which proceeded the big top.

Consistent with the visual artistry of Cirque du Soleil, the concessions area had enough unique masks, clothing and other gizmos to keep one plenty occupied for an hour prior to the show.

They had the usual fare of popcorn and other conventional circus food, but they also had yummy-looking paninis ($9), salads and desserts like crème brûlée.

Check out these photos I took and for the full experience of the excitement before the show, during intermission and after, check out StarkSilverCreek On Location video here: “On Location: Insects! OVO by Cirque du Soleil in San Francisco“.

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