Cirque du Soleil Is Back
November 30, 2018
If there’s one thing most of us can agree on, it’s that Cirque du Soleil is pretty awesome. If you’re lucky enough to reside in a fabulous apartment complex in San Francisco, you’ll have more than a few chances to check them out from November 2018 to January 2019, as the talented performers are coming straight to the Bay:
“Excite your senses and spark your imagination at this year's Cirque du Soleil San Francisco performances of Volta. All shows will take place Under the Big Top in the parking lots near AT&T Park. The show runs from November 16, 2018 to January 6, 2019.”
Volta is rather unique as far as shows go, and if you’ve got a mind to check it out, you’ll need some additional information about the performance, venue, and dates, so we’re here to hook you up with all the details you’ll need before you head on out to see the amazing talents giving it their all.
What’s Cirque du Soleil and Volta All About?
Even if you’ve never seen one of their performances before, Cirque du Soleil is a name you’ve probably heard at least once or twice. Translated (from French) as Circus of the Sun, this troupe of Canadian entertainers has been putting on internationally-acclaimed shows since their inception 34 years ago, and have received numerous awards for the high quality of their amazing art. You can read more about their history here, but one quote from longtime composer René Dupéré sums it up handily:
“People might think that we set out to reinvent the circus, and then just did it. But things did not happened that way. We were a bunch of crazy people who wanted to do things, and little by little we came to a vision of what the modern circus could be.”
As for Volta, this is Cirque du Soleil’s 41st production since their founding in 1984, the vision of 16 different creators all under the guidance of writers and directors Jean Guibert and Bastien Alexandre. It premiered in April of 2017, and features an array of extreme sport-themed acts intertwined with a touching story of self discovery:
“Waz, a gameshow contestant, that has lost touch with himself. Follow him as he enters the show in search of fame, thinking that this will bring him love and acceptance from others. What he will find is something else.”
We won’t give it all away, so you’ll need to check out the show to get the full experience and complete emotional weight of this heartwarming (and educational) tale. The acts themselves providing an eclectic mixture of daring feats, including:
- Rope Skipping
- Precision Walk, Roller Skates & Hand to Hand on Unicycle
- Acro Lamp
- BMX Flatland & Ballet Duo
- Swiss Rings & Bungee
- Acrobatic Ladders
- Shape Diving
- Hair Suspension
- Baton Twirling
- Contemporary Dance
This is a visually stunning and wholly-thrilling experience, so you’ll be doing yourself a big favor by checking it out. You’ll be able to grab some tickets directly from the Cirque du Soleil website, and there are various tiers depending on just how fantastic you’d like your show experience to be. Regular tickets, obviously, grant you run-of-the-mill access to the show on one of the performance nights. There are several other options that can take you even deeper, if you’re interested.
The Behind the Scenes tickets, for instance, will give you a backstage tour to meet some of the artists from the show, premium seats from which to view said show, and access to other perks like an exclusive suite, cocktail reception, special hors d’oeuvres menu, complimentary parking, and fantastic parting gifts. The Hennessy Black VIP Experience offers something similar, along with the best seats in the house from which to check out this riveting show.
Where Can I See the Show?
In case you were wondering the fun will be happening at AT&T Park, home field for the legendary San Francisco Giants. No baseball for this particular event, however, as it will all be geared toward Cirque du Soleil and their new show. You can get their easily, as AT&T Park is located right by the South Beach Harbor in Millie Mays Plaza. You can probably walk the distance, but if you’d prefer a pair of wheels, you can drive yourself (if you don’t mind paying for parking) catch a rideshare, or hop on public transport.
Anything Fun to do Afterwards?
You’ll have plenty to do after the performance too, if you’re so inclined. Restaurants, for instance, abound, and you’ll be able to find just about anything to fit your tastes in the nearby area, such as:
- Momo’s — Upscale “New American” dishes, along with pizza, drinks, and many a game night and happy hour to take part in.
- Polo Grounds — This pub & grill might not look like much, but the cocktails and delicious bar food more than make up for the less than opulent facade.
- Alchemist Bar & Lounge — You like your food along with some steampunk decor? This is your spot, and it’s more than just the aesthetic that’s appealing, as the cocktails leave nothing to be desired here.
- TRES — For a bit of Mexican flavor, you can check out TRES and get your fill of tequila, margaritas, and more in a lovely interior and lively back patio setting.
- Saison — Cozy, romantic, and superbly French, you’ll be digging this fabulously upscale and luxurious restaurant for sure.
This Is Just the Taste of the Fun You’ll Have at the Finest Apartment Complex in San Francisco
There’s plenty of excitement to be had around wonderful apartment communities like The Towers. With a location like this, you’re in prime position to enjoy all of the wonders the of the Bay Area, from the Embarcadero to the Yerba Buena Center, and being the superbly walkable area it is, getting around it all is a snap. This is the way to live when you’re in The Bay, so be sure to check out everything The Towers have to offer and make this your choice for luxury in sunny San Francisco.