Le New York Times publie une critique plutôt favorable de Zarkana, le spectacle du Cirque du Soleil présenté en première mondiale ce soir au Radio City Music Hall. J’en cite deux extraits dans le texte :
Cirque du Soleil and its impresario, Guy Laliberté, belly-flopped without a net last year with their ill-fated production “Banana Shpeel,” in which the company attempted to forsake its trademark formula and create a more narrative-driven show with a vaudeville theme. Cirque has returned to home territory with “Zarkana,” written and directed by François Girard, which is essentially a traditional company presentation outfitted in extra layers of lavish digital technology and lush, exotic art direction. (…)
What remains appealing about Cirque du Soleil shows is this emphasis on the human ability to create excitement from sheer physical prowess and perfectly drilled gymnastic feats. Even the Italian corps of flag-throwers, while hardly the most physically perilous of acts, won my admiration for the grace and skill with which they fling their batons aloft, creating dizzying patterns that suggest swarms of butterflies moving with the grace of champion synchronized swimmers.
(Photo The New York Times)