Las Vegas is known for its spectacles in the theatre but also for its bright casino scene. It is almost impossible to enjoy one without the other as sometimes the two are irretrievably entwined. That being said for me, I have always been drawn to the shows rather than to gambling and wouldn’t really head over to visit a casino there. It’s far easier and less time consuming to play online and visiting an online casino is something I much prefer.
Cirque du Soleil
Other than casinos, the Cirque du Soleil is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Las Vegas. There are in fact a whopping eight different shows on offer each spectacular in its own way. Each features death-defying acrobatics; jaw dropping stunts and insane choreography. Each show has its own themes with some of the popular shows being O and Michael Jackson One, the latter focusing on MJ’s songs in a high energy and electrifying performance.
Le Reve – the Dream
Created by Franco Dragone, this takes place at Wynn Las Vegas. The show, meaning the dream, is a showcase of an underwater fantasy with strange characters. The unique setting of the show makes all viewers feel like they are part of the show with no obvious line between the stage and the audience. Full of gymnasts, aerial acrobatics and even synchronised swimming, the dancers will appear from all angles of the stage sometimes emerging from the water or flying down from the ceiling. All the various acts join together seamlessly courtesy of the excellent choreography work. This makes the show fast paced and exciting with each act improving on the previous one. The signature act is a show stopping tango performed by dancers on stage simultaneously with a group of synchronized swimmers in the pool. Le Reve proves without doubt how important good choreography is within a show; the whole performance would not be nearly as mesmerising if the dancers and acrobats were not in sync with each other, all complimenting their individual talents.
Having heard so much about these shows, it is highly tempting to go and visit this vibrant and city. And I must admit, whilst I wouldn’t venture to Las Vegas with the sole purpose of visiting a casino, I might make a cheeky visit to one once I am actually there.