Have you seen OVO yet?
OVO is a headlong rush into a colourful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. The insects’ home is a world of biodiversity and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion.
When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives.
It’s love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual.
OVO is overflowing with contrasts. The hidden, secret world at our feet is revealed as tender and torrid, noisy and quiet, peaceful and chaotic. And as the sun rises on a bright new day the vibrant cycle of insect life begins anew.
After our chat with Sebastian Sevard, and our visit to OVO, we highly recommend this show. It’s probably the most family-friendly Cirque du Soleil traveling show, and well-worth the price of admission. They leave Portland (and the US) in a week. It’ll take them about 3 weeks to pack it up and ship the show to Australia!
Our second-grader had fun identifying the bugs and was entranced by the acrobatic performances. Our high-schooler was astounded by the performances, and we’ll have to lock her door at night to keep her from running off to join the Cirque. In her words, “better than Harry Potter.” Which, from a bookworm who rereads the series about once a year, that’s high praise indeed. Get your tickets before the show’s out of the country!