Cirque Shanghai: Gold | Navy Pier, Skyline Stage | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Wednesdays-Sundays and Mon., Sept. 1. Continues through Sept. 1 2008
Phone: 312-902-1500
Price: $12.50-$29.50
The basic skills on display are real enough and the young performers have some inherent charm, but Cirque Shanghai’s 16 acts are trite by current standards and the overall design is . . . well. Picture a very good but clueless cheerleading squad working a “Mysterious Orient” motif for homecoming. In 1974. Diabolo artists as China dolls. Contortionists whose gauzy bell-bottoms resemble goldfish fins. My wife had a 90-minute giggle fit. (TA)

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