My husband and I had the opportunity to attend VOLTA, Cirque du Soleil’s Big Top at Dodger Stadium on its opening night and it was incredible. Thank you for hosting us! In fact, my husband and I both agree that it has become one of our favorite performances. Every act was breathtaking and the music that accompanied each one was amazing. When we arrived and entered the tent we instantly felt a creative and pleasant ambience. If you appreciate cocktails, there are plenty to choose from and an option to attend a built-in lounge. Interested in photo-ops? Take a picture in front of the VOLTA sign or pretend to be a BMX rider. Once we found our seats, we realized that the tent was smaller than expected and we both said it felt very intimate. This added value to our experience because we feel like you get a great view no matter where you sit. So what about show details? Please read on.
The Show Description:
Energetic, urban and contemporary, VOLTA is a captivating voyage of discovery that showcases never-before-seen under the Big Top acrobatics in a visually striking world. Driven by a stirring melodic score and inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports, VOLTA is a story of transformation. It is about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and recognizing one’s own power to make it possible. Ultimate freedom comes with self-acceptance, and with the liberation of the judgement of others.
The creators of VOLTA drew inspiration from the spirit of adventure that pervades the world of BMX, street sports and acrobatics. Whether they are on a bike, hopping from rooftop to rooftop, or double dutch rope skipping, urban sports enthusiasts constantly challenge themselves and defy convention. Sure to be an Los Angeles crowd pleaser, VOLTA features a full-blown BMX park mounted on stage in front of the audience’s very eyes for the breathtaking BMX finale as riders invade the stage to deliver a jaw-dropping, fast and furious performance of nonstop acrobatics on wheels. The riders go up the jump boxes and perform air tricks before landing and leaping off the ramps again, crisscrossing and spinning their bikes in midair in a spirit of brotherhood.
The Music of VOLTA – A Stream of Gripping Musical Landscapes
VOLTA is propelled by a series of atmospheric, epic and poetic musical landscapes. Los Angeles music fans can look forward to VOLTA’s live band which is complete with powerful vocalists, violinist, percussion and more. The rich, musical performance is perfectly synced with the acrobatics, helping to fully immerse guests into the world of VOLTA. Written by composer Anthony Gonzalez (M83), the highly cinematic music of VOLTA evokes a complex array of emotions and moods that ebb and flow majestically like the tide. It is a narrative tool in its own right, echoing the different arcs in the storyline and expressing the distinct personalities of the worlds of VOLTA.
VOLTA is the 22nd Cirque du Soleil show to be presented in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is VOLTA’s 13th city in the USA and 16th city of its North American tour so hurry up and watch it! They employs up to 200 local employees from the area for the duration of its stay.
What left us speechless? All of it. There is a WOW reference in the show, hence my title. I must have said “wow” a million times that evening. We are still talking about the Trampowall, Swiss Rings and Bungee, Shape Diving, Hair Suspension and BMX! The performers are amazing athletes, fearless, and entertaining. The storyline is beautiful and really transformative and makes you think about how your childhood and experiences can help you understand who you are and who you want to become. The show is captivating and the music is so good that I ask Google to play Cirque du Soleil music everyday!
We highly recommend going and watching VOLTA. You can bring children or call it a date night. VOLTA will continue to show at Dodger Stadium through March 8, 2020 followed by OC Fair and Event Center, Costa Mesa March 18th-April 19th, 2020. Tickets start at $49, and are available for purchase by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/volta or calling 1-877-9CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783). Parking is easily accessible and is $25. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase. And don’t forget the merchandize, there are plenty of amazing shirts, magnets, tote bags and even dolls for the kids!
Partners – VOLTA gratefully acknowledges its Official Partners, Air Canada, Hennessy Black, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, and Villa Maria Wines