David and I went to see Cirque du Soliel’s Kooza this evening. Chloe stayed with good friends of ours. I thought my mind would drift to her often, but instead my attention was riveted to the performers on-stage (and in the audience – at one point we had to stand and let a comedic pickpocket through our row, followed by two energetic policeman).  It was wonderful – a fine balance of storytelling, humor, and remarkable stunts. Pretty much action-packed eye candy backed by live music. Our only disappointment (if you can even call it that), was seeing only two out of the three contortionists, but we were no less amazed. A ticket costs a small fortune, but worth it, especially if you’ve never been. Kooza will be showing in Portland through May 23rd.

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