Review "Cirque Eloize iD": Clunky transitions obscure visually-stunning finale

    
     

A stunt from Cirque Eloize's 'iD', at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre. Photo by Valerie Remise.

  
Cirque Éloize and Broadway in Chicago presents
  
Cirque Éloize iD
   
Created and directed by Jeannot Painchaud
at Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph (map)
through May 8  |  tickets: $20-$90   |  more info

Reviewed by Katy Walsh 

Jugglers, acrobats, breakdancers: the circus has come to town... Canadian style. Cirque Éloize and Broadway in Chicago present Cirque Éloize iD, a performing troupe hailing from Montreal.  It's not the three-ring circus with the big top, elephants, and clowns from childhood.  It's more the grown-up, citified fantasy!  Instead of the mundane trudge to the office, the ordinary becomes extraordinary.  The workday daydream busts open with commuters spinning on their heads, plummeting from buildings and climbing the corporate ladder... of chairs.  Cirque Éloize iD combines death-defying feats with amazing technicolor projections for a downtown spectacle!  

Read the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Blog.

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