The Oscars needed a jolt of energy following host Billy Crystal’s humdrum opening. Thankfully, it came with a jovial segment from Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, stars of The Muppets (yes, they’re puppets but they are still stars).
After Miss Piggy chastised the awards for seating them so far from the stage, The Muppets introduced Cirque Du Soleil. Two performers spun around above the audience in a display that would have made Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark jealous.
The ensemble then gave the audience an excellent show that was also a terrific tribute to the movie going experience.
Cirque Du Soleil fashioned a makeshift movie theater on stage, while two of their performers demonstrated a marvelous display of strength. One performer balanced herself on one hand (on a thin standing pole) while showing off her flexibility. Her counterpart spun around in a “push up” position on one arm.
As the theater shifted off stage, two seats were held up above the performers for a great finale. The performers received a standing ovation.
Kudos to the planning committee for bringing Cirque Du Soleil to the show.