Another troupe I would give essential organs to be able to work with is Cirque Éloize. Visually stunning, painfully talented…. Unfortunately, I’ve only seen their show Nomade, and only on DVD. But dear God Almighty.
I think I’ve taken a lot of influence from this show in terms of concept/content. That is to say, I’m not stealing their ideas (I wouldn’t be able to pull it off if I tried…), but I think watching this show last January planted some of those seeds about community, family, and Italians (song they sing in the end is in Italian).
And their clowns are perfect. Perfect.