No ordinary circus – The Cirque du Soleil travelling show Ovo has opened at Santa Monica Pier in Southern California. Cirque du Soleil is internationally famous for presenting humans who perform astonishing acrobatics, contortions, juggling and trampoline and trapeze acts.
No ordinary circus – Ovo is about critters that fascinate every child: bugs, insects, butterflies, ants, crickets and a ladybug.
Cirque 03 – The narrative weaves together gymnastics and superhuman feats involving a yeoman-like insect delivering an egg -- or "ovo" in Portuguese.
No ordinary circus – "Graphically, OVO hides an insect in its name: The two 'Os' represent the eyes while the letter 'V' forms the nose," the show's creators said in their brochure.
No ordinary circus – Under its blue-and-yellow "grand chapiteau," or big top, Ovo concludes its Southern California run this month and then travels to Portland, Oregon, next month, followed by the Australian cities of Brisbane and Sydney in July and September, respectively.