Thursday, April 21, 2016

Ovo preview at the Academy of Natural Sciences

Spider Contortionists from
Cirque du Soleil's Ovo
The media was treated to a sneak preview of the upcoming Cirque du Solei’s Ovo with a performance by the Spider Contortionists at the tarantula exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Following their amazing feats on the artificial turf, Alana and Aruna enjoyed a brunch fit for spiders...Mealworm Frittatas, Cricket Pancakes, Homemade Granola Bars made with Queen Weaver Ants, and Cricket Scones.  For the less adventurous, there was a platter of bagels and muffins. I have to admit, the frittata was good; it tasted like eggs and onions with a bit of a crunch! For Aruna, this will be her third Cirque show. She was born into a circus family and has been doing contortions since she was seven.  For Alana, this is the first Cirque circuit she has joined, but both of them are looking forward to what might be a five year run of Ovo internationally. They will be joined by 50 performers from 12 different countries.  The production will appear at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia from May 11-15 for 7 performances only and at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City from June 22-26 for another 7 performances.

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