I’ve been a huge fan of Cirque du Soleil ever since I watched my first show, Cirque Quidam, back 2012. Since then I watched every show in Austin and when we vacationed in Las Vegas last summer. There’s something whimsical about going to the circus and seeing the incredible acrobatic acts. Seeing the premier of Cirque du Soleil KOOZA under the big top tent at Circuit of the Americas was breathtaking and had me sitting on the edge of my seat!
When Cirque du Soleil reached out to me to host an EXCLUSIVE dinner for 10 of my readers with the KOOZA artists and show, I was so excited! To me, the best thing about being a blogger is being able to share experiences with others through my editorial and photography. And it’s even more rewarding when I get the opportunity to bring guests with me!
This was the first time Cirque du Soleil has ever collaborated on an exclusive dinner and allowed guests to dine in their actual kitchen! The KOOZA team travels together from city to city with a chef on staff that creates both lunch and dinner. The menu changes daily featuring different cuisines from around the world and local produce from the city that they are performing in.
After touring the kitchen with Chef, we enjoyed a delicious Indonesian meal! The fried shrimp spring rolls, green papaya salad, and fried rice were my favorites.
Quick group photo before heading into the big top tent for KOOZA! It was a pleasure meeting everyone and thank you Cirque du Soleil KOOZA for hosting an amazing event!
? I love Cirque du Soleil! There’s something whimsical about going to the circus and seeing the incredible acrobatic acts. Last week I saw the premier of KOOZA in Austin and it was spectacular! I’m really excited to partner with @cirquedusoleil to host an EXCLUSIVE dinner for 10 with the KOOZA artists and show on 9/15. Come dine with the artists & me and we’ll go watch the show together! #kokohosts
Date Night under the Big Top! ?@cirquedusoleil is in town and my lucky streak won us behind-the-scenes tickets with the sweet @atasteofkoko. ✨ I’m already blown away. #kooza A photo posted by Miranda Anderson (@livefreemiranda) on
??big thanks to @atasteofkoko and @cirquedusoleil for a magical night at KOOZA!!!✨?we had a delicious Indonesian dinner at the artists dining trailer, followed by my slipped on a ?peel act, and then the show! it was so entertaining you guys! if you’re in austin check out Kooza at COTA while they’re still here! ??#notsponsored A photo posted by Tasha Bates (@tashabates) on
The food that @cirquedusoleil performers eat is as colorful as the performance itself! Had an incredible backstage experience thanks to @atasteofkoko at #Kooza tonight with @davidsotelo717 ✨? A photo posted by Rachel Johnson (@stupidgoodrachel) on
My first Cirque show and hopefully not my last. Such an incredible night that I will not forget. Thank you @cirquedusoleil #kooza for the magical performance. A photo posted by Kaylin Gilkey (@kaylin.ray) on
Here are a couple of my favorite acts from KOOZA. Cirque du Soleil KOOZA will be in Austin from Sept 2 to Oct 8. Take $1o off your ticket with promo code: 10tour . Buy tickets here.