Two weekends ago, we watched Alegria Cirque Du Soleil. I never wanted to miss it since the organizers and the cast are not traveling so often and only to selected countries. It was month-long shown in Dubai and luckily we’ve got very good seats few weeks before the tickets were sold out. The tickets were expensive. But it was worth every fils (cent).
Photo and video taking were strictly not allowed. I only managed to take a single shot, that was when the actors were already taking their bows. The show was very organized and restrictions were dutifully enforced. Such that my mobile was almost confiscated because I had to secretly reply to a very important SMS. Obviously, I didn’t turn off my phone because I should not. I was coordinating with a number of friends.
Alegria is a 2.5- hour showcase of breathtaking performances (i.e. contortion, Russian bars, flying man, manipulation, synchronized trapeze, and a lot more) while there’s a live singing of awesome songs (Not English songs, although I didn’t understand any of the lyrics except for the Spanish term “Alegria” which means jubilation, it’s just too awesome.). I even bought a DVD aside from the worthkeeping souvenir items. I thought I shall share this with my family and friends who didn’t have access to the show. Most of the performers are Russians and Canadians, with singularity of the Mongol who’s a very good contortionist. If they’re performing in your country, please do try to see if possible. No wonder it’s called a theatrical masterpiece.
After the show, we had dinner in Cafe Japengo. It specializes in sushi but also serves Italian, Chinese, Arabic and other cuisines. Not just because I was hungry, but I really think everything we ordered were good. But I must say that I enjoyed more the food because I happened to be dining with friends-former officemates who are based in Dubai.
We were supposed to go on a road trip, peek in Old Town and Atlantis in particular. But of all the days, it rained much that night. Would you believe it was raining hard in UAE for one week straight then?
While chilling and savoring the breeze brought by the once in a bluemoon rainshowers, we reminisced about our good old times in our previous office, talked about some generic and specific plans, and anything. We were probably the loudest group that night.
You’d probably want to ask me if the newly issued rules, especially the dress code, are implemented in Dubai. I hope yes. But per my observation, no. I was laughing whenever I’d remember how much extra care I did before going to Dubai, fearing that I’ll be deported not for the sexy dress but for doing non-permissible type of photo taking. Surprisingly, I was so tamed.
Have a great week, everyone!
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Cirque!!! 😀 I wanted to watch the show when I was vacationing in Macau but it was too expensive for me. Hehe. I shall save up and hopefully I’ll catch them before they wrap-up the show. 🙂
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can’t comment on the circus coz am not a fan of it nor like them but anyhow, the food looks enticing…yummy! nice shot of Atlantis 🙂
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haven’t watched any circus show.
the food looks yummy grabe kakagutom.
para palang circus with concert ang dating ng alegria.
uu nga circus nga.;) he he he.
the food looks delicious. it rained for a week, and i thought rain is rare in this part of the world =). we’re getting a lot of rain here too.
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Lucky you! I really wanted to watch their show in Macau but I learned of it after we left. Didn’t do enough research.
Anyway, glad you had fun!
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better be careful with the picture taking wits…he! he! have a great week!
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I really want to watch them as I constantly hear them. It’s a great thing you managed to get a shot LOL. At least the shot still looks good LOL.
Food looks yummy, now I think I want some Shrimp Tempura now!
i have yet to watch one of the cirque du soleil performances. good thing you were able to sneak one photo yay!
sounds like you had loads of fun… kakainggit talaga, hopefully I’ll get a chance to catch this group as well.
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OMG!! You got to watch it live?!?! I envy you! I doubt I’ll ever get to watch Cirque Du Soleil… 😦 Hanggang soundtrack na lang ako. I got a bunch of Cirque Du Soleil albums, thanks to Google.
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I watched Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas last September – they were awesome ! but the tickets were pricey 😦
Rained in UAE for almost a week? That’s totally unheard of ! Yikes, maybe Al Gore is telling the truth hehe 🙂
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wow, i’ve been wanting to watch that for ages. they have shows here in tokyo too, but they’re booked till july!
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