I felt the pull to go check out Cirque du Soleil's Zarkana at Radio City Music Hall for awhile, so I finally listened to my intuition and decided I was ready to dive into this "acrobatic extravaganza that will transform the grandest stage in the world into a world of unreality." And that is precisely what Zarkana did! If there is one theatrical show that most closely embodies what AlysonCharles.com and the energy, message and vibe here is all about, it's got to be Zarkana...
It's absolutely one of those shows you just have to experience for yourself but the talent of the acrobats and the stunning and bizarre set designs and music will most definitely blow your mind!! There is a magician,
colossal spider webs, jump-ropers on a high-wire, dances requiring amazing strength, giant eyeballs, out-of-this-world costumes, jugglers, and this tiny chic that get thrown into the air and repeatedly lands on a skinny little board, not more than a few inches wide, that oh yeah - is suspended between two men on their shoulders :) I can tell you that while there were moments in the stunts and acts that made me hold my breath or want to look away, at the same time it was so utterly mesmerizing and AWE-inspiring that it totally drew me in. Zarkana is a world that I plunged into and did not want to leave; it truly had me wishing it really existed so I could become a part of it. I guess I always have felt most comfortable around the weird and strange and for that reason alone, I am officially appointing Zarkana as the most fantastically bizarre ALY FAV!