First off, I don’t know the name of this troupe and I couldn’t find it anywhere. If you know please let me know – this was one of the best acrobatic shows I’ve seen outside of Cirque de Soleil, and this was free!
The show was at Puerto Vallarta’s Los Arcos Amphitheatre on November 24, 2019.
It started with a stylized stepped pyramid on the stage accompanied a story told by by the woman on the screen. There was such a panoply of lights, movies, animation, action, music, costumes and storytelling that even though it was in Spanish one didn’t need know Spanish to be entertained.Traditional dance of the indigenas – probably Mayan as that pyramid is Chichen Itza.A pensive moment in the show (and a chance to show how the video was wonderfully sympathetic to the live action on the stage).Dark ninjas appeared on the stage and then a skeleton made of lit-up juggling pins. Once you have one skeleton you get a ton of them, all glowing in the dark. A market appeared and with it a whole new cast of characters. Everyone burst out into traditional dancing.The town drunk (el borracho) tipsily started balancing on an increasingly difficult platform, all the while juggling more and more items (and every so often falling off, just to show how shaky the platforms truly were).Mystical rooster acrobats. The roosters flew at each other. Demons were playing with fire, as demons are prone to doing.Well-built skeletons were flinging the women around. A Gigante sang a haunting opera while skeletons danced below. Characters hidden under her skirts emerged towards the end of the song. I have videos that show even better the sounds and action of this show but I thought it would be an idea to get this out there right away to see if anyone can find them again!
At the end they asked us to put our photos up on their Instagram page but I never caught their name nor was it written anywhere, and I couldn’t find it on Google either. If anyone knows the name of this troupe please let me know – I have a ton of photos of them for Instagram!