Matsuri, the high energy Japanese musical act, makes its third trip to Las Vegas at the Imperial Palace. High voltage energy¸ pulsating music, interactive audience participation, and an intimate theater all combine to make one of the most entertaining and original shows on the Strip.
Although some acts may be reminiscent of Cirque du Soleil acrobatics, Matsuri performers make the act their own with simpler props, and the close proximity within the small theater provides an added an element of danger. Highlights include Human Jump Roping, Japanese Drums, and dances utilizing traditional costumers designed by world-famous designer Junko Koshino.
Another great element about Matsuri is their ability to interact with the audience despite cultural and language differences. Children are pulled on stage to be part of the act, and performers frequently dance around the audience to keep the energy level high. In short, watching Matsuri is much like being part of a live action anime cartoon. Full of energy, acrobatics, humor, and culture, Matsuri is entertainment suitable for all ages.
Matsuri performances are scheduled at Imperial Palace until the middle of March. Showtimes are 4pm Saturday to Thursdays, with an additional 8pm show on Fridays. Tickets are $49.95 for general admission plus applicable taxes and fees. A limited amount of tickets are sold at 50% off through discount website Halfpriceshows.com.
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