Following last year’s smashing success of TOTEM, Cirque du Soleil returns to Miami with Amaluna, one of its newest touring shows. Amaluna will premiere on December 11 under the iconic blue and yellow Big Top at Sun Life Stadium. Cirque du Soleil’s 33rd production, Amaluna is written and directed by Tony Award winning director Diane Paulus, and is a celebration of love and a tribute to the work and voice of women. I have an exclusive deal for Brandon’s Puppy readers. This Cyber Monday special starts a week early: starting NOW you can save $25 on seats for this hot new show!
In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men washes ashore the island, triggering an epic and emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test and the couple must face numerous demanding trials before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.
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 this magical story unfolds.
A TRIBUTE TO THE WORK AND VOICE OF WOMEN
For the first time in Cirque du Soleil’s history, Amaluna features a cast that comprises 70% women, with a 100% all-female band. “Amaluna is a tribute to the work and voice of women”, explains Director of Creation Fernand Rainville. “The show is a reflection on balance from a women’s perspective”, he adds. Writer and Director Diane Paulus, winner of a 2013 Tony Award (Pippin) and recently named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2014, says; “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.” Paulus drew from a series of classical influences when creating the concept of the show, including tales from Greek and Norse mythology, Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Shakespeare’sThe Tempest.
The New York Times urges; “The display of female strength is a lovely thing”. New York Post boasts; “gorgeous visuals and dazzling circus acts”, and San Francisco Chronicle described Amaluna as; “sumptuously designed and invigoratingly female-powered”.
Hubby and I saw last year’s TOTEM, and were completely fascinated! Prior to that we had seen La Nouba in Orlando years ago, but it was so long ago we forgot how stunning Cirque Du Soleil shows really are. We are definitely not missing Amaluna! Click here to purchase your tickets to Amaluna now and take advantage of this great Cyber Week deal!
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