My parent's got me a joint present for my birthday this year - a surprise trip to go see Cirque du Soleil at The Trafford Centre in Manchester. I adore Cirque, so this really was the perfect present.
The show - Varekai - my 4th Cirque performance, while not my favourite ever certainly captured me with its beautiful costumes and enchanting story. It never ceases to amaze me, the capabilities of the human body, it's beautiful and terrifying. As always with Cirque, the acrobatics make you gape with awe, and sometimes horrific fascination (my mother is rather disgusted with contortionists.)
Cirque fascinates me. I love the orginality and creativity of it. Everything is always so beautiful and alive. I look forward to (hopefully) seeing more performances in the future.