Cirque Du Soleil - Amaluna
This is our 1st non-Vegas Cirque Du Soleil performance we've been to and we were not dissapointed. Having seen more than a few Cirque-styled shows, I’ve never come across one without wonder and excitement and the latest offering from Cirque Du Solei definitely conjures up just that. Get there early and you get a chance to interact with the cast in the very comfortable performance tents.
Amaluna is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon,” a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet. Amaluna is also the name of the mysterious island where the story unfolds. Set on a mysterious island, Amaluna’s story tells of a fortuitous love between a couple who come from the most opposite of worlds. Faced with the hardship of winning over their people, the two embrace each other through the most daunting of obstacles.
It was amazing how they never wavered from their roles even while some late-comers were still making their way to their seats. The skillfully crafted costumes the characters displayed were absolutely radiant, almost dreamlike. Yet, while the visuals were mesmerizing in their own right, those cast members that stood by the audience were just so much fun too. There was one playing tribal drums, another stealing popcorn and one providing the most wholesome of jokes that would sit well for anybody there with a family.
The show itself included unreal feats of balance, concentration, flexibility, choreography and acrobatic moves that really make you question what isn’t humanly possible. Afterall, the thing aboutAmaluna is that no matter how fantastic something appears to be, just wait a little bit longer and that will even be outdone. Such examples were prevalent during the Cerceau and Waterbowl act where the lead character Miranda performed a hand-balancing routine alongside a large waterbowl. While her aptitude to invert herself upside down in the most acrobatic positions was spectacle enough, it was only heightened when she did it after being soaked from a plunge into the waterbowl. Still, she was just one of the many great acts such as the surreal climbing display of Chinese Pole, aJuggling performer that used much more than just his hands, the Manipulation act where a lady stacked 13 large palm leaf ribs across each other without one of them touching the ground and theIcarian Games and Watermeteors, which make baton twirlers look obsolete.
Trust me this is one spectacle you CAN NOT miss.
Amaluna’s will continue its run until January 25th. Tickets can be purchased as low as $35 at www.cirquedusoleil.com/amaluna or by calling 1-877-9 CIRQUE.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Some 30 years ago, Cirque du Soleil was but a dream. It was the dream of a small community of travelling performers who would do anything to share their love of the stage, of circus and of the world. The family has grown since then and now includes thousands of dreamers—creators, artists, technicians and workers who toil in the shadows. The dream has become a symbol of Québec pride, an international entertainment company that has brought 35 large-scale shows to life—20 of which are still in operation. The company, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in June 2014, has brought wonder and delight to close to 150 million spectators in more than 300 cities on six continents.