Corteo (or cortege in Italian) references a procession, and in the case of the new Cirque du Soleil show at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live, the procession is eye-popping. Though the narrative of this acrobatic spectacle is a bit muddled, it’s visually stunning nonetheless. It depicts the funeral of a character called Mauro The Dream Clown, visually with little to no dialog. As Mauro’s circus family pays their respects, we see his spirit observing the scene amongst floating angels and lively dream sequences featuring those he performed with and loved. Jugglers, jesters, and of course lots of acrobats in classic Cirque fashion, encompass the show with highlights including performers dangling in midair dance via giant chandeliers and Mauro’s miniature clown cohorts enjoying the revelry, including a massive balloon ride over the audience.
Corteo runs now through April 30 at Microsoft Theater, 777 Chick Hearn Ct., Downtown L.A. Tickets and info at microsofttheater.com
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