My amazingly thoughtful husband surprised me with a trip to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia to experience Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson The Immortal Tour last week. As a devoted fan of the King of Pop, I was absolutely ecstatic to hear his transcending music along with the dance movements that he made so popular throughout the world, coupled with the acrobatic brilliance of the Cirque du Soleil.
The Immortal Tour was not your typical Cirque du Soleil performance. There was much more dancing and displays of over-the-top instrument playing. The precision of the choreography was perfectly executed as one has come to expect from all things associated with a Michael Jackson performance. It was all reminiscent of the creative and mind-blowing music videos and mesmerizing award show performances that MJ was known for throughout his life.
There were many heart-touching aspects of the performance. I especially loved when the performers carried glowing hearts onto the stage. You could tell that all the hardcore MJ fans were really feeling the moment and the spirit of the music.
Huge, dynamic screens displayed Michael’s trademark look and clips from some of his most popular music videos. My favorite shots were of him as a child – a little vocal genius with so much charisma and confidence.
If you are interested in checking out Michael Jackson The Immortal Tour, visit Cirque du Soleil’s website at www.cirquedusoleil.com.
Photography by Ajua Hawkins.
Copyright 2014 Ajua Hawkins