Staying close to home this spring break? Cirque Italia has rolled into DFW and is ready to take your idea of circus to a new level.
Thanks to Cirque Italia for this opportunity to attend opening night and this sponsored post.
The days of the traveling circus with elephants and tigers is now one for the history books.
I remember when I was a kid, you’d spot the colored fliers around town and soon see all the trucks come to town. Then only a few days later you’d spot the red and white tent and know the circus was here! On your special night, you could smell the the aroma of buttery popcorn while crunching on peanut shells as you walked through the vinyl tent. Once you were under the big top you’d have you might see elephants, tigers and acts that you’d never seen – and then share the evening the next day with all your friends about what you’d seen.
Fast-forward to my children’s experience to the circus. While it doesn’t look much look like mine, after our experience, I can share that the circus is definitely alive and well.
However, it now includes laser lights, robots, and much more! Just in time for spring break Cirque Italia made it to the Midcities in Hurst at Northeast Mall.
Not knowing exactly what to expect, I was thrilled there was still a big cobalt blue and white striped tent to let us know we has arrived at Cirque Italia. There’s something about a “big top” that does take a normal parking lot to a whole new experience – well that and the buttery popcorn that met us as we entered the tent. We quickly took our spots as the lights went down and the show began.
From a vignette of Steam Punk tricks to a laser robot show, there was something to keep your eye moving throughout the event. However, it was the acrobatic shows incorporating water fountains and tricks high in the air that are the scene stealers.
If you’re looking for something different to do this spring break, this is definitely an option, but it’s only here for a little while before it moves on.
Get more information about Cirque Italia here.