April 2007
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La Rêve at The Wynn in Las Vegas

Pool at opening

I just returned to my hotel room at The Wynn after seeing their show La Rêve. What can I say that hasn’t already been said? Probably nothing but as usual I’ll still say it.

I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect and with tickets above $100 a piece it was a bit of work talking myself into it but I figured since I’m in Vegas and don’t gamble I should at least partake in a show! It’s described as a collection of dreams and advertised to be an aerial and aquatic show. It certainly surpassed all my expectations.

I’m not sure if the story line has much to do with it but as far as I could tell it begins with a woman going to sleep. Wait — first let me set the stage for you. The theatre is a theatre in the round so there really is not many bad seats in the house. The stage is set in a pool with one million gallons of water and metal platforms that raise and lower throughout the show. All around the auditorium above and behind the audience are large screens which function as a backdrop to each sequence with subtle lighting and sometimes a background to the set. So this woman goes to sleep on a bed in the middle of the pool and slowly disappears below the surface. Meanwhile performers come down from above suspended and several dreamlike characters push for their turn to act their part in the dream. There are revolving themes of good, evil, light, dark, and humor during the performance. With a crack, rain begins to pour down from the heavens straight into the pool as you smell the moisture in the air. The storm continues for a while with the lightning and thunder drawing you into their world of dreams.

Pool fountainI won’t describe every scene and I couldn’t even if I tried but I’ll just say what I found most remarkable about the entire show. The combination of gymnastics, acrobatics, synchronized swimming and diving were just awesome. Several times the men would come down from above while the women reached for them and either slipped or gained grip for an amazing foot-lock at 40 or 50 feet. Other times there were gymnastics performed on the raised stage — one which resembled a pommel horse but on flat ground. Two men began performing feats of strength and flexibility with a finale of walking off the stage with one inverted on the other’s shoulders and not touching anywhere else but at the shoulders. Hard to describe some of these things so that’s just more reason I suggest you go see it if possible.

FloatingOne dive was from the very top of the arena which must have been above 50 feet. Incredible. The synchronized swimming just added to the whole artful feel of the show. Something about symmetry just makes me feel all-right! Besides, when they weren’t swimming they were splashing around the water at the edge and just seemed like they were enjoying their time as I did while in the dream.

So there you have my recommendation. Very nice!

8 comments to La Rêve at The Wynn in Las Vegas

  • That is cool!! There is quite a bit of talent that goes into producing those shows. Admittedly, I am a bit jealous, now! Good to see you’re enjoying your stay. 🙂


  • Hey Chad,
    Yea, it’s a lot of talent from the performers and the behind the scenes people. Controlling all those people hanging down and the lights and effects and getting the stages low for when they jumped in the water…..

  • daphne

    i was just trying to think about the words to describe after reading it(2 days back?) but i still can’t think of the right words. :-\

    one thing’s for sure, i don’t suppose i’ll ever see such a show, not with the water anyway. lucky youuuu!!

  • So I described it well? 🙂

    Vegas does deserve a reputation for the shows that’s for sure. You might get to see one someday though Daphne! Don’t forget, you have a long life.

  • daphne

    long life? :S don’t want to count on it! whahaha.
    really? the water bit made me so envious though. think if i ever went there, i want to see one too! 😀

  • Yea, I’m not sure how often a show has water. This one is popular though so if you made the trip soon maybe it will still be there!

  • daphne

    lol! i wish i could throw everything and make it there. but wait, it only played for 4 days so it should have ended by now!

  • I think the show has been playing for a while now. It will probably continue through the year if not a few more years.