One of the good things about being in Las Vegas is the number of over the top shows available to see. Having seen a few stars on Broadway I wasn’t really interested in seeing tribute shows. Cirque du Soleil however had quite a few different shows playing at different venues in Vegas.
Zumanity, as described in the show’s advertisements, explores the sensual side of Cirque du Soleil. Having only ever been produced in Vegas it was the one show I knew I would never get the chance to see anywhere else, and thus it was the show I decided to see.
The performance began with a few characters heckling the audience as they were being seated. The characters exuded sexuality, at this point mainly in a comedic fashion, with skimpy revealing costumes and innuendo.
The main show began with thunder and lightning flashes sending shivers down my spine. Different contortionists and dancers entered the stage in differing fetish wear performing acrobatic tricks and contorting their bodies.
The show was broken up well with contrasting intense sexual scenes and hilarious comedy sketches, all exploring different sides of sexuality and sexual experiences.
There were many different talents showcased throughout the performance, from contemporary dance to the amazing acrobatic rope work from the ceiling.
The best way to describe the overall performance is to compare it to a normal circus show, add extraordinary talent, topless costumes, adult humour and sexual tension between all cast members, and there you have Zumanity.
I had a wonderful time and left in shock and amazement over what people are able to achieve with their bodies. I’m glad I decided to see this show over others because it was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced and I will probably never experience anything like it again.