SHOW BUSINESS: Voila! Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil, which reinvented the magic of the big top, brings dazzling theatricality to two glamorous shows in Las Vegas and California

A beautiful young man sails over the green earth, briefly alighting, then aloft again. Next a man and a woman materialize, Adam and Eve without the ! snake, in a stately, rapturous dance that hints at what passion was like before guilt. Finally, six animal-angels drop from the sky and soar back into it, gliding, pirouetting, seeming to meditate in midair before they swoop back, swing down and holds hands, in a little aero-dynamic miracle of celestial accord.

The creatures are only human, of course -- just acrobats, dancers, trapeze artists, doing their lithe, aerodynamic thing, proving that bodies can be...

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