There's still a a passion and a deep, warm nostalgia for Mystere among fans and staff. Being the original Vegas Cirque, it's the one most folks have seen. But, the pole act proved to us there's no resting on their laurels and the Zed team members are pushing the boundaries.
If you've not seen them work, these specialists swirl around vertical poles using a special sticky glue on their feet and shoes. It's like Spiderman, without any wires or ropes. Some of the moves defy logic and gravity. One new section involving a pair switching places, inspired gasps.
Introducing the performers, Artistic Director David Gomez was evidently energized by the new influx of talent and promises that next year will be a great year to re-experience Mystere.
For behind-the-scenes nuts like ourselves, we always love it when we have the very rare chance to see the nuts of bolts of a production. Like when the set disappears in front of your eyes to reveal the massive hydraulic skelteon underneath.
Cirque Week likes to share insider info from all departments and participants were allowed to get touchy-feely with Mystere costumes and learn from staff the complexities of keeping this huge show ticking. The costume department is first in and last out and that's just to keep up with laundry and maintenance of costumes that take a beating ten shows a week. And, now, for twenty years, with no end in sight. Hints were made that some special celebrations will be tied to the anniversary next year and we'll fill you in once we receive the details.
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