My Week in Athens… Sep 14

  • by XpatAthens
  • Thursday, 05 February 2015
My Week in Athens… Sep 14
Having grown up in Canada, one would think that I’ve seen Cirque du Soleil shows before. Sadly, I have not. I never knew what all the hype was about… I mean, it’s a circus, isn’t it?

Sure, but it’s so much more.

Last night my eyes were treated to a great performance of Allegria at the OAKA complex. From the beautiful contortionists and the fantastic aerial trapeze, to the theatrical costumes and the music – atmospheric, live, gorgeous music. Everything was perfect – amazing acts, other-worldly creativity, choreography and dance – and music that really stuck in my mind. I’ve just downloaded the soundtrack :)

Did I mention the clowns? Hilarious!

We had a great night out at Allegria. Two hours of beautiful escape from reality. Hopefully some of you had a chance to see it too!

Until next week…


In this weekly space, keep up with ‘Jack’ as he navigates daily life in Athens… Anecdotes, stories, hits & misses, the good, the bad and, well, the rest…