We found out afterwards that the show was about a clown imagining his own funeral. It was a masterful panoply of color, light, and movement. It would have been worth the $65 seat costs, if we’d had to pay for them. From the opening scene with four acrobats acrobatting on three chandeliers to the woman swinging around by one ankle dangling her (male) partner by the other—in a full split—I was impressed.
I highly recommend Cirque du Soleil if it’s ever nearby to you!