Cirque Dreams wows Yokota crowd during Pacific tour
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – About a dozen Cirque Dreams artists danced, tumbled and twisted their way into the hearts of hundreds of fans during two packed shows at Yokota’s Taiyo Community Center as part of a tour of military bases throughout the Pacific.
There were plenty of “ooh’s” and “ahs” by the audience as they watched an array of amazing performances by the troupe’s dancers, acrobats and contortionists.
“I really liked it,” said Kai Morgan, 10. “They do things some people can’t do.” Kai said he was surprised by some of the performers and scared for others as they pulled off their amazing feats.
Kai’s father, Russell, said he had seen many of these kinds of shows growing up in Las Vegas and wanted to share the experience with his family. He said he also was impressed with the show.
Molly Murcia, a performer from the Cirque Dreams production, said she is happy to have the opportunity to perform on the Armed Forces Entertainment tour for military members and their families serving overseas.
“I really enjoy coming to the bases,” Murcia said. “The audiences here are so gracious, and from the moment you step out on stage there is just this energy about the audience, and it just makes you want to give a better show because they are so excited to be there to watch it.
“You can definitely feel the difference between an audience here and a typical audience for shows we normally do.”
The tour will perform at other bases in Pacific and then move on to Europe and the Mediterranean.
Upcoming shows in the Pacific include:
• Saturday and Sunday at Yokosuka Naval Base’s Fleet Theater. Performance times for both days are 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
• Tuesday at Misawa Air Base’s Civic Center. Show starts at 7 p.m.
• Jan. 21 at Camp Foster’s Butler Theater on Okinawa. Shows begin at 4 and 8 p.m.
• Jan. 22, also Camp Foster’s Butler Theater. Show times, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
For more information on performances in Europe and the Mediterranean: armedforcesentertainment.com/cirquedreams.htm