Skuffende Alegria / Alegria Rip off at Oslo Spektrum

Jeg var på Cirque Du Soleil’s show Alegria i Oslo Spektrum i går.

Showet var ok, men det var endel ting som var skuffende og som gjorde at jeg følte det ikke var verdt prisen.

Artistene i Cirque Du Soleil har en del interaksjoner med publimkum, men dette gjaldt kun de som satt på venstre side av salen (når man ser mot scenen) og de som satt foran scenen. Vi som satt i høyre del av salen fikk ikke ta del i dette, selv om vi også har betalt i dyre dommer for billettene våre og satt av tid for å komme på showet.

Oppbyggingen av scenen var ikke heldig: setene er rettet fremover, mens selve scenen var plassert langt mot venstre. Alle som satt på høyre side av salen måtte derfor sitte og vri seg mot venstre i de timene forestillingen varte. Ganske ubehagelig etterhvert.

Forestillingen ellers var bra, selv om det også i denne forestillingen var litt for mye klovneri og litt for lite akrobatikk. Kostymene så bra ut, ihvertfall på avstand (tips: ta med deg kikkert dersom du skal se en av deres forestillinger fredag 01.03. eller lørdag 02.03).

I det hele vil jeg si at showet ikke var verdt pengene, men du får sikkert et annet svar om du spør noen som satt i den andre enden av salen eller like foran scenen.
En ting er sikkert, akrobatikken satt som spikret, bortsett fra en liten blemme som du ser i det første klippet.

Blooper at Cirque Du Soleil’s overpriced show Alegria in Oslo Spektrum.

It was a nice show, but the seats we had were not worth the price and the entertainers only communicated with the audience in front of the stage and to the left of the stage. They hardly ever communicated with the people on the other side of the stage. Extremely annoying, because we’ve also paid a lot of money for our tickets and took our time to come see their show as well.

Another thing: Our seats was facing forwards, while the front of the stage was turned away from us – far over on the left side, so we had to sit in a twisted position during the whole show (and this was after I went down to the ticket office to make sure we got some good seats so we didn’t end up being screwed like last time!)

Except from these things, the show was decent: a lot of clowns and some acrobatics.  The costumes looked good, but from where we sat I can’t really say much about them. If you’re going to see one of their shows tonight or tomorrow and your seat isn’t right in front of the stage I suggest that you bring your binoculars.

P.S. Sorry for the poor quality in these clips, but Canon Ixus 130 is not a good camera in such light conditions (I also apologize for the shaking in the 30 first seconds of one of the clips).  

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7 thoughts on “Skuffende Alegria / Alegria Rip off at Oslo Spektrum

  1. Entertaining even with a twisted neck- I always try to get great seats too . When you wrote Blooper I watched carefully as Blooper here means mistake so I kept waiting for one of them or the audience to go up in flames ! : ) It was very cool, especially with the music though- thanks!

  2. Very interesting performances. I’ve been a fan of Cirque du Soleil for a while now… I’ve only ever watched videos of them online or on the TV though since they never performed in India. Hope it changes in the time to come.

    You are right about the seats… not the best in the house certainly, not even close.

    • Horrible seats. Next time I won’t go if I don’t know that the seats are actually good, but it’s difficult to know for sure when you can’t trust the people at the ticket office and they won’t show you a map over the seats…

    • Showet var bra, men setene våre var elendige. Ganske synd i grunn for det ødela mye av opplevelsen og jeg komemr neppe til å bruke penger på de igjen.
      Hvis man ikke kan få bra seter, så anbefaler jeg heller folk å laste ned DVD’ene deres fra The Pirate Bay. Eventuelt å dra til Las Vegas og se en av hovedproduksjonene deres der (for den som har tid og råd til slikt).

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