Vibrant colors and impressive feats of human strength and flexibility set the scene for Cirque du Soleil’s Volta. Just like each of the company’s over-the-top shows, this one uses a mix of contemporary lighting, sound, and other technology to sweep you away into a fantasy world—and it’s currently playing in Washington, DC from now until September 29th.

Follow the story of Volta‘s main character, Waz, as he navigates this world of soaring acrobats and flashing lights on his journey to self-discovery. He’s a game show contestant looking for his time in the limelight, hoping that this will help him to forge new relationships and gain acceptance. But, as you’ll see, Waz finds that fame doesn’t provide the results he’s looking for—those can only come from within. Follow his colorful journey at Cirque du Soleil’s Volta.