From the Oakland Tribune.
Playful 'Corteo' is a bouncy blast in San Francisco
By Chad Jones, STAFF WRITER
"CORTEO," the new touring Cirque du Soleil extravaganza, is less about abstract weirdness than it is about paying homage to classic circus entertainment — not the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey variety but the Old World European clown variety.
At this point, we're used to blazing spectacle from the Canadian Cirque empire, and "Corteo" delivers on that score. But this is grand circus on a more human scale, and that's what sets "Corteo" apart from its Cirque brethren.