Experience water inside the big top, jaw dropping acts and larger than life props in this unique production unlike any show you have ever seen before. LUZIA shows are under the Big Top at Atlantic Station and run through November 19 and prices start as low as $35 a ticket! Buy tickets HERE! I recently had a chance to see the show on Media Night, I absolutely loved it and recommend it for families!
This was my first Cirque show under the Big Top and I have to admit, it was fascinating. Something new with Cirque shows ~ at least for this one ~Pictures and video are allowed during the show. It was hard to put my camera down.
The show is literally mesmerizing with highly trained, professional performers at their best. “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.” Rain is used in many of the acrobatic and artistic scenes which makes it even more surreal.
Intricately detailed costumes ~ performers were hummingbirds in one scene! Freely inspired by Mexico, LUZIA is a poetic and acrobatic ode to the rich, vibrant culture of a country whose wealth stems from an extraordinary mix of influences and creative collisions – a land that inspires awe with its breath. Mexico is an ever-evolving country as complex as it is diversified. The creative team of LUZIA decided to create an evocation of this monumental country instead of representing Mexico in a realistic fashion. They imagined a dream woven from memories, experiences and encounters, laden with inspirations deeply rooted in Mexican identity.”
The background and stage sets changing beautifully with each act and the music captivating. Some of these incredible acts include: Aerialists suspended by a trapeze fly through the air in the rain; hoop divers jump through hoops while running on a treadmill, a Guinness World Record holder juggles seven pins at breakneck speeds, a well- built lifeguard balances on canes, soccer freestylers balancing balls on their heads and dancing with the balls to where it seems the ball is connected to them and acrobats leaping through the air.
Did you know?
After the show, Media had an opportunity to ask questions and meet several performers! Here are a few cool things I learned!
~LUZIA took 2 years of work to put together and includes performers from 25 countries!
~We met Aleksei, the contortionist from Russia, who said he wanted to be a circus performer since he was 4 and started performing as a youngster. He practices 3-5 hours a day with one day off a week.
~Many of the performers have circus backgrounds; they train 30-35 hours a week.
~Each Cirque show tours for about 10 years non-stop around the world.
~LUZIA has 44 cast members with a few backups.
All opinions are my own. Images shown are my own. I attended Media Night in exchange for promotion of the show. Some detailed information on the show is stated in quotes from their PR team.