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45 photos that don't do Quidam justice

Examine closely and attempt to wrap your brain around what exactly is going on in the photo above. Confusing, isn't it? Don't worry - we'll try to walk you through it.

Examine closely and attempt to wrap your brain around what exactly is going on in the photo above.

Confusing, isn't it?

Don't worry - we'll try to walk you through it.

You see, the gentleman in the centre is Norihisa Taguchi, the Japanese pro rope skipper SooToday.com interviewed yesterday afternoon.

And what he's doing is skipping while double-dutching while the two turning his double-dutch ropes are also skipping.

Pardon?

Last evening's opening performance of Cirque du Soleil's Quidam at the Essar Centre brimmed with such "did that just actually happen?" moments.

Nimble diabolo juggling, aerial silk contortion, graceful aerial hoops, astonishing banquine acrobatics, and beautiful hand-to-hand acrobatics left the audience simply awe-struck.

As funny as it is stunning, Quidam is impossible to put into words or capture in photographs - It just has to be experienced.

One audience member told us following the show: "I have never said 'wow' so much in one night. Ever."

We recommend, if you haven't already done so, you purchase your ticket to Quidam immediately.

The show continues at the Essar Centre until May 13.

For show times and ticket information, please visit www.essarcentre.ca


Donna Hopper

About the Author: Donna Hopper

Donna Hopper has been a photojournalist with SooToday since 2007, and her passion for music motivates her to focus on area arts, entertainment and community events.
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