The Beatles Love

We continue to look back in our special Cirque du Soleil feature as Brisbane opening night approaches and on the back of the recent announcement of a new show in production with Disney.

LOVE celebrated the musical legacy of The Beatles.  Drawn from the poetry of the lyrics, it explored the content of the songs in a series of scenes inhabited by real and imaginary people.   The international cast of 60 channeled a raw, youthful energy underscored by aerial performance, extreme sports and urban, freestyle dance.

The bombastic pulse of the Abbey Road drum solo fired the story forward from Liverpool to The Beatles’ farewell concert.  An explosion of energy, light and color burst onto the stage powered by The Beatles’ rock anthem, “Get Back.” Nostalgia of the 1960s is juxtaposed with newfangled dance styles — “House” and “Jacking” — and an unusual bungee tête-a-tête, as the celebration barrels toward an unsuspecting conclusion

Reminiscent melancholy rooted in the love that once was and the longing of what could be, a trapeze duet floating through the lyrics of Paul McCartney as his presence serenades them from above.

 

Cover Image: Matt Beard

 

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