Cirque Berzerk: A Look Back In Their Final Week

Cirque BerserkWell, if you count the Cirque Berzerk-related posts on this blog, you’d think we were on their payroll. I can tell you we’re not. We just love them! And we’re not alone. The LA Weekly & the LA Times do as well.

This is their last week of shows–there are only four left, Thursday through Sunday. I’m lucky enough to count photographer & chronicler-of-the-counterculture Curious Josh as a friend, and thanks to him (and the indulgence of his editor at the LA Weekly, Erin Broadley) we’ve got some pics to give you a sense of the vibe that you simply canNOT miss out on. I’d recommend buying tickets from Goldstar if you’re short on cash–the seats I bought through them were fantastic.

Descriptions calling it a cross between Cirque du Soleil & a Tim Burton flick are accurate. Throw in a dash of Cabaret and some fire, and an outdoor carnival atmosphere with a dance tent, cool vendors, and a giant flamethrower belching fire into the night air of Downtown, and it’s an inimitable experience. My recent trip down there two weeks ago left me thrilled. I know a few of the performers, and was prepared to notice any shortcomings in the performance the way you’re always a little self-conscious for your friends when they’re onstage; but I noticed no cracks, no gaps, no mistakes or flaws. I left as enthralled as I have been at any international-level cirque show.

Click through for more photos from Josh.

Composer & co-creator Kevin Bourque as the underworldly emcee.
Vaud & the Villains perform at opening night (and every night).

The cast, crew and audience all party together.

To view the LA Weekly galleries, go here.

For gobs of LA’s vibrant art underground in pictures, visit Curious Josh’s galleries.

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