“Ovo,” the new show by Cirque du Soleil that debuted in Atlanta last week, is set in the insect world, where bugs all of kind populate an onstage kingdom. A mysterious egg appears, piquing the interest of all the insects. Within the chaos, there is also something of a love story between a ladybug and a foreigner amidst themes of life and birth.
Cirque is also something of a love story for those who create the intricate circus of acrobatics, music, dance and theater. For many performers and producers, joining the troupe is the culmination of years of dreams and hard work.
Andrew Corbett at one time hoped to be a dancer with Cirque du Soleil, but working on the management side has been a great compromise. Corbett, who is gay, serves as an artistic assistant with Cirque.