I had the pleasure of finally checking out Cirque du Soleil‘s Luzia last Thursday night and I had a blast! I thought I was not going to make it since my schedule has been so hectic this month lol. I hardly ever miss a Cirque show because I really love attending each and every year! This “Luzia” show is in my top 3 now and it’s so colorful and full of energy! If you live here in Atlanta or plan on visiting soon, you have to stop down and check it out while its here, only till November 19th! More about the show, fab pics and my behind-the-scenes pics inside….
A WAKING DREAM OF MEXICO
LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes the soul. With a surrealistic series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity.
1) Contortionist Aleksei Goloborodko, started training at the age of 4.
2) Juggler, he was really, really good and very entertaining to watch! He is also a Guinness World Record holder juggling seven pins at breakneck speeds!
3) He had me on the edge of my seat with his performance and skills!
4) Aerial Straps/Benjamin From Vancouver, Canada, amazing balance and strength! Specialist defying the laws of gravity at the center of cenote (natural sinkhole).
5) Football Dance scene was incredible and fun!
Backstage at Luzia with football player Abou Traore from Paris, France
This horse was massive but made completely out of foam and lightweight!
Loved the colorful costumes!
Images courtesy of Matt Beard & Me
Cirque du Soleil
LUZIA is Cirque du Soleil’s 38th original production since 1984, and its 17th show presented under the Big Top. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in more than 400 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.
For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.comPerformances now scheduled from September 14 – November 19
Tickets for all Atlanta performances of LUZIA are now available online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia. Tickets start at $35.
LUZIA – A waking dream of Mexico
Through a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA takes audiences on a surrealistic journey filled with wonders, playfulness and striking artistry. Smoothly passing from an old movie set to the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. Rich in awe-inspiring moments, LUZIA enchants by incorporating rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes – a first for a Cirque du