KURIOS by Cirque Du Soleil VIP Experience
KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities, Cirque Du Soleil’s latest production, is currently performing under iconic blue and yellow striped Big Top next to Miami Gardens’ Hard Rock Stadium through January 29th of 2017. We had the pleasure to attend, by invitation, and experience the theatrical circus show through its Premium VIP Package. Our Cirque du Soleil VIP tickets included a cocktail reception, with open bar and hors d’œuvres, before the show and during the intermission.
Set in the late nineteenth century Victorian era, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities transports the audience to a steampunk fantasy world, where time has come to a complete stop. The title of the theatrical production refers to the fantastically strange characters that reside inside the Seeker’s Cabinet of Curiosities. The Seeker is a mad scientist type character that presides over the show like a ring master.
At the hour-long private reception, before the show, we began sipping Kim Crawford’s elegant Fizz Methode Traditionnelle. From the New Zealand winery’s Small Parcels collection, the pale sparkling wine tickled my nose with lemon, apple, and white peach aromas. On the palate, the Chardonnay-based bubbly was crisp and minerally, followed by long, silky finish.
Munching on our complimentary VIP popcorn, we browsed the souvenir stalls filled with imaginative collectible show novelties and apparel. Then, we hit the KURIOS photo booth where we donned on hats and goggles as worn by the show’s characters.
Later, to pair with passed appetizers, such as whole pineapples skewered with grilled, marinated Florida shrimp, we tried Kim Crawford’s pleasantly fruity Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with citrus and tropical fruits aromas, and a zesty and lingering finish.
Heading into the arena stage to our premium seating, included in the VIP package, we brought in Kim Crawford’s medium-bodied, ruby red South Island New Zealand Pinot Noir to enjoy the start of the show.
The music-filled spectacular show had many amazing skits by contortionists, aerialists and acrobats. One of my favorite performances featured a dinner party, where one of the guests piles chair upon chair atop the table until the towering feat reached the height of the unbelievably high, mirror-reflecting ceiling.
KURIOS tickets range in price from $39 – $160, and are available by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/kurios or calling 1-877-9 CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783).