- By Arlene Winnick
Cirque du Soleil returns to Los Angeles this month with AMALUNA, a mind-bending visual spectacular.
For this show, the creative team was influenced by the classics: Greek and Norse mythology, a touch of Mozart’s The Magic Flute and even the Bard’s Tempest plays a role.
AMALUNA is set on a mysterious enchanted island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. The queen Prospera leads her daughter’s coming of age ceremony honoring heroines and celebrating the passing of wisdom and values from one generation to the next. The sacred dynamics are soon challenged when a storm ensues bringing a group of men to the island. ..and a romance must survive a series of trials.
All the usual acts we’ve come to treasure are represented from juggling, acrobatics, dance and aerial routines plus a few more mythical additions like the Waterbowl, Banquine, and the Balance Goddess.
Directed by Diane Paulus, The cast of AMALUNA is mostly female including a 100% female band. Explains Director of Creation Fernand Rainville, “AMALUNA is a tribute to the work and voice of women.”
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