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Circus with a dash of the X Games

Toronto Life - - Culture -

Cirque du Soleil’s new­est pro­duc­tion starts with the sim­ple story of a game show host hun­gry for fame. It’s not long be­fore things go full Cirque: skip rope on steroids, hip hop–in­flected park­our run­ners, an army of bungee jumpers and, in an un­char­ac­ter­is­tic twist, a BMX rou­tine in which five bik­ers spin, back­flip and tail­whip atop spe­cially de­signed ramps. It’s big-top circus show­man­ship with an ex­treme-sports edge, all timed to a synth-pop sound­track.

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