"Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Amaluna’ puts women at the center of a super-theatrical show"
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"Cirque du Soleil “Amaluna” was amazing!"
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PREMIERES JULY 24, 2019
See the hit show AMALUNA this summer under the Big Top on the grounds of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks.
A Mysterious Island Ruled by Goddesses
Directed by Tony Award Winning Director Diane Paulus
After directing her daughter's coming of age ceremony, honouring femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance, Queen Prospera causes a storm. A group of young men wash up on the isle, triggering an epic love story between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. Theirs is a love that will be tested.
The artists fly out over the audience on straps, suspended from the Carousel, a rotating set element high above them. This spectacular demonstration of flight in four dimensions is calling for precision timing, in addition to the skills and physical strength it takes to move at high velocity through 360 degrees.
Young men launch themselves high into the air, twisting and turning in a playful high-speed. They pull off several seemingly impossible feats.
The captured young men help the Amazons to present a fast-paced theatrical version of the classic gymnastic routine.
Cerceau & Waterbowl
Miranda plays in the waterbowl, discovering her own physicality and expressing her sinuous sexuality as she performs a challenging hand-balancing routine.
A TRIBUTE TO THE WORK AND VOICE OF WOMEN
“I didn’t want to build a ‘women’s agenda’ show. I wanted to create a show with women at the center of it, something that had a hidden story that featured women as the heroines.”
- Director Diane Paulus
“The show is a reflection on balance from a women’s perspective."
- Director of Creation Fernand Rainville
“I love a show where women take center stage and Amaluna delivers. I was blown away by the awesome, all female band. And the acts left me on the edge of my seat, whether watching someone dive into a massive bowl of water or balance a mobile made of palm leaf ribs on her head! I was literally holding my breath during that act! If you want to be transported to an island governed by goddesses who will take your breath away, you have to see this show.”
- VFTCB Director of Arts & Culture Jessica Willingham