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Did Mathieu return to Varekai for a short period? I came across this icarian games video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TSnPlrLz3o. I found that the singer looks and sounds like Mathieu (doesn't sound like Craig's...interpretation), the video and audio quality is way too high for 2002-2003, the solo on crutches artist is using the current crutches rather than the ones used earlier in Varekai's run, and La Vigie is definitely not Gilkey.

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Did Mathieu return to Varekai for a short period? I came across this icarian games video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TSnPlrLz3o. I found that the singer looks and sounds like Mathieu (doesn't sound like Craig's...interpretation), the video and audio quality is way too high for 2002-2003, the solo on crutches artist is using the current crutches rather than the ones used earlier in Varekai's run, and La Vigie is definitely not Gilkey.

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Did Mathieu return to Varekai for a short period? I came across this icarian games video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TSnPlrLz3o. I think that the singer looks and sounds like Mathieu (doesn't sound like Craig's...interpretation), the video and audio quality is way too high for 2002-2003, the solo on crutches artist is using the current crutches rather than the ones used earlier in Varekai's run, and La Vigie is definitely not Gilkey.

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Make sure to wright a review! Can't wait to hear about your experience!

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I saw Varekai earlier this year and took a shit-load of pictures. I want to share them here, but not sure where's the best place to upload. Can anyone suggest a good place to upload them?

Thanks!

Cirque Shows Seen: Alegria, Amaluna, Kooza, Kurios (2), Luzia (2), Michael Jackson: Immortal, Quidam, Varekai

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Thanks Luke! I love him too!

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Imgur, then post them.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzL1AmlzHmk

Check out this video...skywatcher is being played by a russian swing acrobat now, and skywatcher is a catcher in the act.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzL1AmlzHmk

Check it out. Looks like skywatcher is in the russian swing act

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I was just watching this clip from Varekai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCOdA1CF2Dg

At 4:21, the elevating platform they use in Russian Swings is used in Hand balancing. Since when is this the case?

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Wile watching a clip of Varekai I realised that during the hand balancing act at one point while La Promise is balancing, the elevating platform used in the Russian Swings elevates for her.

(4:21)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCOdA1CF2Dg

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When watching this clip of Varekai Hand Balancing, I saw something weird that I have never seen before. At 4:21, the elevating platform they use in Russian Swings is also used at one point in the hand balancing act.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCOdA1CF2Dg

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Anna Ostapenko (Quidam handbalancing, Saltimbanco handbalancing + Fiona, Varekai white flower creature) is returning to Varekai as La Promise. She has a few cameos on 'Fire Within' from Varekai's creation, and in a Quidam interview she talked about how she was inspired by Olga to start training in handbalancing. Awesome to see her come full circle!

La Nouba, Corteo, Delirium, Ovo, Quidam, Totem, Saltimbanco, Immortal, Amaluna. 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ye20F-5zgc

Some low quality footage of the synchro tumbling act...honestly a bit disappointing when I saw Varekai a few weeks ago. It left me wanting a good icarian games act. Also was very disappointed in the juggling act. 3 balls, did the worm, left....

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All round boring for me. Extremely anti-climatic, laking the excitement and awe that Icaian games had, and the music didn't match it at all. I felt that it was more a badly done dance routine than anything I expect from cirque... I don't like it

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It looks good to me. Bad footage for sure, but the lighting, costumes, music and staging look good and I really loved the act in Immortal's version. My one criticism is the annoying cirque habit of washing the stage out in a sudden and glaring spotlight when the act is finished.

La Nouba, Corteo, Delirium, Ovo, Quidam, Totem, Saltimbanco, Immortal, Amaluna. 

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Ill be in the audience tonight, Ill let you know how the show is! After all the last two times ive seen the show were horrible.

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Ill be in the audience tonight, Ill let you know how the show is! After all the last two times ive seen the show were horrible.

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Ill be in the audience tonight, Ill let you know how the show is! After all the last two times ive seen the show were horrible.

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Ill be in the audience tonight, Ill let you know how the show is! After all the last two times ive seen the show were horrible.

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Yes I love reviews!

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Yikes.

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Ouch, that was tough. I agree a wow factor may be missing, but everyone loves "Ne Me Quitte Pas". I hope that one day Cirque will keep the arena shows as similar as possible to the GC version. Like the thing I still haven't gotten over is the removal of Triple Trapeze in Varekai. Like WUUT?!

Oh and at least they liked the tumbling.

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Yeah, I still don't understand why they had to get rid of triple trapeze, or even water meteors!

Cirque HAS been saying that their recent shows have been created so that they'll make good conversions to arena, but I guess we'll have to see...

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Water Meteors was taken out because it was performed by minors and arena tours don't allow minors. And adults would be too big for the act...

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And yes they have so I'm staying positive and hoping that will be the case.

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Yeah, I know, and I guess you're right, it would look a little weird seeing adults perform water meteors...

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I haven't see the arena version live, but from what I've seen, the wow factor is definitely missing (one of my favourite acts was Icarian in the show and it's unforgivable to replace it with syncro tumbling or whatever), however I actually liked the clown in the original, but if guess it is all up to how the current actor portrays the character. Also the lack of intimacy from an arena really kills the mood...

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A1F: Why? Adults performed water meteors in Magie Continue.

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