MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) It's like a garden of dreams, fertilized by your imagination. That is the magic of any Cirque du Soleil show. That is the magic of Quidam.
Quidam is... "A very emotional story of a little girl that feels a bit neglected by her parents and to escape that situation," explained Quidam's Jessica Leboeuf. "She goes into her imaginary world."
But in this case, her imagination is very, very real. "It gives you the chills!" said Jessica.
Jessica promises when you've seen one Cirque du Soleil show, you have not seen them all. Every Cirque du Soleil show is different and every performance, in fact, is different.
For instance, at the Mitchell Center, the ceiling is a little bit lower than other arenas.
That means every performer has to adjust to the different size of the stage and different height of the ceiling.
Everything they do is crucial to a good show, and sometimes their survival! One slip can be painful. So all of the intense rehearsal is not just a limbering up exercises. Even for seasoned rope skippers like Hungary's Kata Banaggyi, nothing is ever taken for granted.
Does she or her fellow performers ever fall down?
"Yes," she admitted, "we do miss things. Of course, it happens. But we try to cover them up as fast as we can so the public can not realize them so obviously, but of course they happen once in a while!"
And one more thing. When you watch these amazing performers, you may pinch yourself to see if it's real. Just know, sometimes, they do the same thing.
"I never thought that one day I would make a living out of it," said Kata, smiling, "but I guess I was lucky to be part of the show and I'm very happy to be here."
You can see Cirque du Soleil's "Quidam" at USA's Mitchell Center nightly through Saturday, with matinee performances Saturday and Sunday. For ticket prices and show time, CLICK HERE