Cirque du Soleil . Broomfield
The Denver suburb of Broomfield has a new event center. I’ve never visited this venue but apparently it’s becoming popular and frequently used being home to the NBA development team the Colorado 14ers and Central League Hockey Team the Rocky Mountain Rage.
From December 3rd through the 13th the venue will be home to Cirque du Soleil’s show “Saltimbanco.” This Italian themed performance will feature the usual acrobatics and colorful imagery that Cirque is known for, and should be well worth seeing in this smaller venue.
Saltimbanco -from the Italian “saltare in banco”, which literally means “to jump on a bench”-explores the urban experience in all its myriad forms: the people who live there, their idiosyncrasies and likenesses, families and groups, the hustle and bustle of the street and the towering heights of skyscrapers. Between whirlwind and lull, prowess and poetry, Saltimbanco takes spectators on an allegorical and acrobatic journey into the heart of the city.
Saltimbanco is a Cirque du Soleil signature show inspired by the urban fabric of the metropolis and its colorful inhabitants. Decidedly baroque in its visual vocabulary, the show’s eclectic cast of characters draws spectators into a fanciful, dreamlike world, an imaginary city where diversity is a cause for hope.
I will take issue and nitpick the Broomfield Event Center’s press release:
The production features 47 artists, about 15 of whom were part of the show’s last big top tour. The cast hails from and 19 other countries.
Does that mean “other” countries outside the U.S.,? Or outside of their home in Canada? The line would sound a lot less “insular American” by simply stating “from 19 countries”