Cirque du Soleil KOOZA Review

Kooza Cirque du soleilStunning. Go see it now.

Earlier in the month the folks at Cirque Du Soliel gave my family passes to see their newest show Kooza. As the Sunday evening rolled around my husband and son were too tired from baseball and soccer to attend. My son is eight years old, I think on a good day Kooza would be a little much for an eight year old boy with shpilkes.

Since I had two extra seats I was a little surprised when our neighbor’s nine year old daughter asked if she could join us. She had seen the show just a week before and enjoyed it. I thought she was nuts, but we took her along with.

Kooza is startling in it’s beauty. If you’ve ever been to a Cirque show you know that they are dramatic storytellers. Kooza speaks to it’s audience in a way that I’ve never before seen. There’s a tale of being an outcast, moments of inclusion, humor, beauty for it’s own sake and the embrace of something a little gritty, and outside your comfort zone.

The costumes are spectacular. The colors are swirls of heaven that reach from the tips of the performer’s hair to the soles of their shoes, and at times it’s difficult to discern the difference between makeup, costume and fantasy.

Kooza was a treat that delighted my eyes and lifted my spirits. If you attend at the Santa Monica location leave plenty of time for parking, as the lots will fill early. Also Moms, if you bring your children make sure they are ready. We sat next to a little one who not only couldn’t sit still but he had light up shoes. Since I know a lot of parents read me, I’ll ask you now to ditch the light up shoes for Kooza, for movie theaters and any other setting where you might disturb someone else in the dark.

I’m going to recommend Kooza for everyone 10 and up and matinees for everyone 5 and up. It’s expensive, and it’s worth every penny.

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  1. We saw Kooza as a family (my kids are 11, 12, 14)
    I agree that it was a beautiful show (though I could have done with a a little less of the running clown-guy). We had a fantastic night. Each son walked away with a different favorite part and it made for great conversation on the way home and the days following…. And we all loved the music.
    Re: cost? We got half-price tickets through

  2. I want to see it so bad. I love Cirque shows. I’ve seen Zumanity, O and most recently Love while at BlogWorld and SITScation. The shows might be costly but I love seeing them.

  3. I saw Kooza launch at Atlanta. A wonderful show. Michael the pickpocket is awesome. The King was great. I appreciate it because it goes back to the original circus with a focus on clowns. The plants within the audience helps. Great show. I’d love to have it on video.

  4. Dez

    My girlfriend and I went to the show in Saint Paul, MN and it was absolutely wonderful. As always with Cirque the music, story, and amazing abilities of these people make for a show that doesn’t make you think “that was a cool circus trick” but instead tie all of those things together to help you be a part of the experience. I would definitely go see it again.

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