Filled with aerial acrobatics, contortionists, comedic gags and naughty flirtations, Zumanity, which opened in 2004, forces you to leave any latent prudishness at the door. And Single Sistahs will definitely want a bite of the Cuban Candy Bar before the door closes behind them!
Zumanity mixes European-style cabaret theatre with adult entertainment, but takes it to another level by including all the signature elements you’ve come to expect from Cirque du Soleil: hauntingly beautiful music, delightful eye-catching characters, a kaleidoscope of lighting effects, well above average acrobatics and taut dance routines. The difference here is Zumanity explores human sensuality and eroticism – a bold departure from Cirque du Soleil’s family image. In fact, there are several risqué moments that may or may not surprise you.
Perhaps the best part of the show is the diverse cast of races, sizes, body shapes, and sexual persuasions. Yet for all of its artistry, to fans of Cirque du Soleil, Zumanity never soars because it tries to merge the troupe’s family brand image with its new subject matter. The result is a mix of jaw-dropping movements, sexy music and voyeurism, but not quite the best of what Cirque du Soleil shows are known for – artistry and technical execution.
Despite its aberration from the Cirque du Soleil family-friendly brand image, Zumanity is one classy show with an artistic repertoire, stunning dance and contortion routines, acrobatics, marvelous sets worthy of its ticket prices. No doubt, its a cut above other adult entertainment shows in Las Vegas. Even better, Cirque du Soleil updates scenes and characters of the show. So its worth a revisit.
In summary, if you prefer high-octane adult entertainment, see the 90-minute Zumanity before any other show on the Strip. If your taste runs towards family-friendly, we recommend the other Cirque du Soleil shows.
Venue: New York, New York