Last week, on the 22nd of May, I turned twentyhummuhnuh.
Tiril and I sat by the Binnen-Amstel and had some white wine, then went out to eat before we took the subway to Bijlmer Arena. Tiril had got me (among other things such as “The Well-Dressed Gentleman’s Pocket Guide”) tickets for Cirque du Soleil‘s show Varekai (‘whenever’ in Romani).
Le Cirque has been in Amsterdam for some months now, and we got to see one of the last performances. The show was absolutely amazing. The control and precision of the trapeze artists, dancers, gymnasts and jugglers was on a par with classical ballet performances. The costumes, song and use of lighting created a magical atmosphere, not like any circus I’ve ever been to, but rather the way going to a circus should make you feel. Even the ‘clowns’ were actually funny and original. I don’t think pictures and movies quite do it justice.
A very good birthday celebration.