The Royal Albert Hall in South Kensington, London, is named after Queen Victoria's husband Albert. The hall was opened in 1871 and is well known for the annual Proms concerts.
There are some stunning buildings nearby -
|Royal College of Music|
Across the road is the Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens -
I only booked a few hours before the show so was seated in the upper circle in the back row, which was actually OK as I had a view down and over the whole hall. One of the corridors-
The show was called Amaluna. "Visit the island of Amaluna, ruled by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon."
"A Mysterious Island Ruled by Goddesses. After directing her daughter's coming of age ceremony, honouring femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance, Queen Prospera causes a storm. A group of young men wash up on the isle, triggering an epic love story between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. Theirs is a love that will be tested."
My photos are not good as I was taking quickly with the zoom. The ones captioned www are taken from the Cirque Soleil www.
There was a variety of acts. Aerial straps - "The artists fly out over the audience on straps, suspended from the Carousel, a rotating set element high above them. This spectacular demonstration of flight in four dimensions is calling for precision timing, in addition to the skills and physical strength it takes to move at high velocity through 360 degrees."
This act was amazing, the girl balanced each stick in turn, starting with the very small one. She picked each new stick up with her foot. The result was all the balanced sticks resting on one vertical support -
A short video on the CS www.