We are huge fans of Cirque du Soleil, so I’m excited to share that its back in Los Angeles with a whole new family-friendly show! Cirque du Soleil’s VOLTA is the first sports-inspired Big Top production. And you can find the performance under the Big Top at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles through March 8, 2020 and at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa March 18–April 19, 2020!
Check out the Volta Mom Review by my friend, Liz (I sadly was too sick to attend the media preview). Scroll below!
Cirque Du Soleil’s VOLTA
Energetic, urban and contemporary, VOLTA is a captivating voyage of discovery that showcases never-before-seen under the Big Top acrobatics in a visually striking world. Driven by a stirring melodic score and inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports, VOLTA is a story of transformation. It is about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and recognizing one’s own power to make it possible. Ultimate freedom comes with self-acceptance, and with the liberation of the judgement of others.
The Music of VOLTA – A Stream of Gripping Musical Landscapes
VOLTA is propelled by a series of atmospheric, epic and poetic musical landscapes. Los Angeles music fans can look forward to VOLTA’s live band which is complete with powerful vocalists, violinist, percussion and more. The rich, musical performance is perfectly synced with the acrobatics, helping to fully immerse guests into the world of VOLTA.
Written by composer Anthony Gonzalez (M83), the highly cinematic music of VOLTA evokes a complex array of emotions and moods that ebb and flow majestically like the tide. It is a narrative tool in its own right, echoing the different arcs in the storyline and expressing the distinct personalities of the worlds of VOLTA.
BMX & Street Sports
The creators of VOLTA drew inspiration from the spirit of adventure that pervades the world of BMX, street sports and acrobatics. Whether they are on a bike, hopping from rooftop to rooftop, or double dutch rope skipping, urban sports enthusiasts constantly challenge themselves and defy convention.
Sure to be an Los Angeles crowd pleaser, VOLTA features a full-blown BMX park mounted on stage in front of the audience’s very eyes for the breathtaking BMX finale as riders invade the stage to deliver a jaw-dropping, fast and furious performance of nonstop acrobatics on wheels. The riders go up the jump boxes and perform air tricks before landing and leaping off the ramps again, crisscrossing and spinning their bikes in midair in a spirit of brotherhood.
The stunning costumes of VOLTA have been designed by Emmy Award winner Zaldy Goco, famous for his work with Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani and on RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Volta Mom Review
Volta is a high-energy Cirque du Soleil show that is not to be missed! Follow the main character, Waz, has he embarks on a journey of self-discovery and being true to one’s self. Inspired by today’s popular street sports, we couldn’t decide which act was our favorite. There was an artist who twirled in the air, connected only by a bun in her HAIR! There were also high-energy performers such as trampoline artists and BMX bike acrobatics. I would say this show is appropriate for ages 5 and up, but if your little one can sit through a 2 hour show (25 minute intermission) then they should be fine. Volta performs now Under the Big Top at Dodger Stadium through March 8, 2020. Enjoy!
Tickets start at $49. To purchase, visit cirquedusoleil.com/volta or call 1-877-9CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783).