Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity: Review

October 25, 2009

In our last post, you were able to catch a little glimpse of us sisters playing around in the Zumanity gift shop. Well, after a lot of thought and many discussions on the subject, plus some expert advice, BigSis and I have decided to bust out from behind the caricatures and expose our real faces!

LilSis and BigSis at Elton's Red Piano

LilSis and BigSis at Elton's Red Piano

What better time to reveal ourselves than when we’re talking about Zumanity!  You can’t get much any more revealing than that!

This photo was taken at the Elton John Red Piano Concert a few years ago. This was a very special occasion for us as SisMama treated us to the concert and then it ended up being the last trip with were able to take with our Dad.  This is the actual photo we sent to the awesome artist, India Kalff, who designed our header and spent oodles of time helping us with the design of BigSisLilSis.

So, now that you know what we really look like, we thought we’d just go for it and make our very first EVER videos. Why the heck not!  We’re brave girls, huh?  Be kind!  😀  We’re just winging it and having fun!

In this first video, we were on our way to see Zumanity and were really, really excited, and a little nervous/worried, so we forgot to introduce ourselves. In case you hadn’t figured it out, BigSis is brunette and LilSis is blonde.  (No makin’ fun of the accents, okay??  You already know we’re from Texas!)

If we were asked to sum up our thoughts about the Zumanity show in one word, it would be WOW!  In all reality, we were a little stunned after the show and could barely even get one word out. Check it out! (Oh, and notice the creepy lurking guy peaking through the show poster behind us.)  :-)

When we finally snapped out of our Zumanity-induced trances, we did a second “after the show” video with a few more words!

We both really enjoyed and appreciated some aspects of the show.  It is unlike anything either one of us has ever seen, or will see again. The production was incredible and beyond stunning; including the costumes (designed by Thierry Mugler), choreography, contortionism, acrobatics, music, and staging.  It was all truly superb.

One of our favorite performances was the Waterbowl. These two young women swam around in that bowl and performed out of it like they were dolphins.  It was absolutely mesmerizing.  (We added the red heart to the photo so you wouldn’t have to see everything that we saw.  BTW, they do have on itty-bitty undies.)

Zumanity Waterbowl

Zumanity Waterbowl

In all seriousness, to say that Zumanity took this show as far as they could possibly push the envelope – even for Vegas – is an understatement. It’s definitely NOT for everyone. There is a LOT of nudity, plus a drag diva emcee, a kiss between two men, suggestions of lesbianism, and simulations of sex acts that will pretty much curl your hair.  Plus other stuff that we won’t even mention!  We’re still not sure what the scary little horned goat/man creature was about; maybe we don’t want to know!

While Zumanity features incredibly talented people and unbelievable performances, make no mistake about it – this is a very sexually-explicit show. If you choose to see it, be prepared to be shocked at the sexuality and amazed at the performances at the same time.

One last word of advice. Do. Not. Sit. On. The. Front. Row. And don’t make eye contact with any of the characters that roam around. Unless of course, you would enjoy being dragged on stage to have strange men and/or women take your clothes off and perform very suggestive things on you (or to you).

All in all…we guess the final question should be, “would we see it again?”  LilSis says “yes”. BigSis says “nope, once is more than plenty”.  If you’re thinking about seeing this show, we suggest you go to YouTube and investigate some of the videos there so you can make an informed decision.  As for us, we’d really like to see some other Cirque shows since we have a huge appreciation for the athleticism and talent we saw in Zumanity.

*Disclosure: BigSis and LilSis received free press tickets from Cirque du Soleil, with the understanding that we would tweet or post about the show. As you can see, we were very honest about our opinions!

11 Comments so far

  1. Posted by dubiousma

    October 26, 200910:56 am

    I think you were brave and smart to come out from behind your masks of anonymity. I have a feeling you’ll get even more subscribers/commenters/followers now that we can see the “real people.” See ya in the Problogger forum!
    .-= dubiousma´s last blog post … Bitchin’ Car Dude… =-.

  2. Posted by BigSis

    October 26, 200911:08 am

    Thanks, Dubiousma! We really appreciate you coming by and taking the time to leave a comment. We were REALLY nervous to step out in a video, but it feels kind of good to let people know who we really are, on another level. Thanks again!

  3. Posted by Lou

    October 27, 20096:40 am

    HAHAHahaa LOVE The video reviews!

    (See??! I told ya so) 😉

    Keep up the great work, ladies!

  4. Posted by BigSis

    October 27, 20098:12 am

    Thanks, Lou! We appreciate the guidance!

  5. Posted by LilSis

    October 27, 20098:13 am

    Thanks Lou!
    We really appreciate your advice and you taking the time to come by our site and leave us a comment. I hope you saw “the mention” in our Highlights of Blog World post a few days ago. We gave a shout out to you for encouraging us to do the videos and to step outside of our comfort zone! :-)

  6. Posted by Katrina

    October 29, 20092:07 pm

    So fun to see the real two of you!
    Sounds like Zumanity is not a show I would be comfortable seeing–but I’d love to see other Cirque shows someday! Love the videos!
    .-= Katrina´s last blog post … TWD–Cherry–Nope, Fudge Brownie—Yep,Torte? =-.

  7. Posted by BigSis

    October 29, 20095:27 pm

    Hi Katrina! If you’re skeptical about seeing this show, you shouldn’t go! I’m positive that the other Cirque shows would be awesome, now that we’ve seen the quality of the production. Thanks for the video love!

  8. Posted by LilSis

    October 29, 20093:58 pm

    Thanks Katrina,
    We appreciate the kind words! :-)

    We’re happy that we finally made our faces known and we had fun making the videos. Thanks for taking the time to check out the videos and to leave us a comment.

    Zumanity definitely isn’t for everyone. We would actually like to see some of the others now that we’ve seen Zumanity. I’ve heard the Beatles LOVE is a good one.

  9. Posted by Anna

    October 29, 20095:00 pm

    Yikes! I want to see it now. I think we’re going to hit Vegas in December when it’s not too crowded.
    .-= Anna´s last blog post … Three Fudge Recipes Reviewed Back-to-Back =-.

  10. Posted by BigSis

    October 29, 20095:25 pm

    Hey, Anna! If you go, sister, just be prepared! It’ll curl your hair! 😀

  11. Posted by LilSis

    October 29, 20097:59 pm

    Hey Anna,
    If you go with an open mind, the show is QUITE entertaining! :-)

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. We were a little nervous about the whole video thing.


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