The Big Top has returned to Atlantic Station for another wonderful Cirque du Soleil show. VOLTA is now playing in Atlanta until January 5th, 2020. Tickets start at $49.
The show is a wonderful spectacle that everyone in the whole family will enjoy, and there are multiple showings that fit a family’s needs. Check out the show trailer below.
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 name VOLTA refers to a sudden about-face, a change in emotion or idea often used in poetry. It also speaks to the jolt of energy delivered through the show.
The show begins with a talent show to discover new acts on the Mr. Wow Show. Mr. Wow is one of the highlights of the VOLTA show and favorite for the younger fans. He is the “clown” of the show and provides the comic relief inbetween performance acts. I brought my 7-year-old daughter to the VOLTA show, and she said that Mr. Wow was her favorite part of the VOLTA show.
There are lots of other incredible acts to see at VOLTA, as well. My favorite characters include Ela and Waz (pictured below). Ela is the free spirit that wants to show Waz that his difference (feathered blue hair) makes him unique among the crowd Greys. Ela rollerskates around the stage, bringing a smile to everyone’s face. Her costume is full of life, and you can even bring her home as a souvenir!
There is a clear divide in the characters, and you can see that through their costumes. The Greys are the city dwellers walking around taking selfies and looking at their phones. While the Free spirits are colorful and live in a world with no barriers, as showcased by their amazing performances and acts.
Mirage is an act that all the women in the audience stunned the most. It’s an aerial act that takes flight by only her hair. I looked around me during this act, and everyone agreed that it was an incredible sight to see her hanging by her hair.
The fun doesn’t stop at acrobats and dancers; there is a heavy BMX presence in this show that I think grabs the younger audience members attention. The rider’s energy is high, and they get the crowd amped up to watch them soar through the air.
Pricing at the show seems to have come down in recent years for things like food and souvenirs, making it a great option for families to enjoy.
Make sure to grab the family and head to Cirque du Soleil’s VOLTA before it leaves for the next city on January 5th.