“Kurios–Cabinet of Curiosities” at Cirque du Soleil
In a giant big top erected in the United Center parking lot, writer/director Michel Laprise reminded us this summer why Cirque du Soleil is the phenomenon that it is. “Kurios–Cabinet of Curiosities” launched soaring fishmen into the air, sent an upside-down bicycle rider around the space and introduced us to a tiny character named Mini Lili who was all but impossible to look away from. The dreamlike structure of this two-hour show grew and shrank in borderline nonsensical ways and invoked a constant sense of amazement.
Best of Chicago 2015