Monday, March 23, 2015

The UniverSoul Circus: A Fun Performance and An Inspiring Message

The UniverSoul Circus is in town and Aiden and I were in the audience on Opening Night to check it out!

Aiden's verdict?

It's "so cool" and "so fun," especially The Globe of Death where several motorcyclists ride their bikes at lightening speed in an enclosed globe-looking structure. 
My first verdict?

It's more than just a circus performance. It's a party and a celebration with the best musical selections ever.

This year's show is dedicated to the birth of hip-hop and when I found this out, I had one thought: It's. About. To Go. Down! (That's a Jay-Z reference.)

Songs like Single Ladies, Blurred Lines, and Get Me Bodied filled the space as we ate popcorn, took pictures with cool clowns, sang and danced, and ooh-ed and aah-ed at all of the performers. When the zebras came out, the Soca music came on and we were all jumping and waving and proclaiming, "I love Soca!"(Yes, that's actually a song. A soca song.)

There's something about music (old-school hip-hip, a few new songs too, soca, reggae, and R&B) that gets into my soul and all up in my DNA. It makes me happy. It gets me moving. It inspires me. And I love it.

Photo by Boon Vong
Photo by Boon Vong
My second verdict?

It's more than just a circus performance. It's a message. A powerful and strong message that everyone needs to hear.

The Ringmaster's Pledge at the tail end of the show where they affirm every single child in the audience and remind the kids of their greatness and ability to do any and everything that they want to do is truly something special to witness.

The tribute to Mike Brown, Eric Garner (replete with "I Can't Breathe t-shirts), and the #BlackLivesMatter movement is inspiring. Not only did they deliver a moving performance that really tugged at my heartstrings, but it also made for a really meaningful conversation with Aiden on the way home.

And I can't forget about Fresh, the clowns. They were decked out in dopeness, had dance moves for days, and were extra good at getting the crowd going. Aiden thought that they were so cool. I concur.

Needless to say, we had a blast! It was totally worth the mid-week trip up to The Bronx. I can't wait till they make their way to Brooklyn because we'll totally go to see them again.

The performance is about 2 hours with intermission and great fun for the entire family. Visit the UniverSoul Circus website for more information or to purchase your tickets.

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  1. This sounds amazing! My daughter and her Girls Prep Bronx friends would love this. Thanks for sharing!

    1. You should TOTALLY take them to see it! It was a really great show!

  2. It was fun I got to take a picture with one of the clowns its was so fun there with the elephants and the he dancer and acrobats.



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