When that blue-and-yellow big top goes up at Atlantic Station it’s like a beacon for Atlanta’s Cirque du Soleil devotees, sparking excitement and anticipation that rivals that of any other event where balls are thrown in the air — even though at this one they’re typically the juggling kind.
LOOKBOOK Atlanta was given an exclusive, coveted opportunity to do a fashion editorial with the performers, and the images bring fashion into the tent with drama, beauty and the showstopping power of their latest show, “Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities."
It delivers exactly what the Canadian-based company always promises: without hyperbole, intoxicating, mind-blowing, pure entertainment. Cirque’s 35th production, “Kurios” includes some of what fans have come to expect from their beloved works: acrobatics, contortionism, comedy. But this show envelops the viewer into its unique fantasy world — that of the Seeker, a late-19th century world inventor — more so than other titles of late. We journey through the Seeker’s alternate reality where “seeing is disbelieving” and mystical characters emerge from his curio cabinet with spectacular performances that challenge one’s perception of what is humanly possible.
“Kurios” is like Cirque meets Jules Verne meets Thomas Edison meets American Horror Story. And you don't want to miss it.
-Jaime Lin Weinstein
“Kurios” by Cirque du Soleil
March 3 - May 8
Photography by Alex Martinez.
Fashion Director + Styling by Jabe Mabrey.
Production by Tova Gelfond. Art Direction by Avi Gelfond
Hair styling by Katie Ballard. Makeup by Stephen Mancuso.
Digital tech: Aubrey Longley-Cook.
1st assistant: John David Raper.
2nd assistant: Brett Falcon.
Model: Taylor Allard for Ursula Wiedmann Models.