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Date/Time Event
03/07/2019 - 03/31/2019
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Cirque du Soleil is bringing its iconic Big Top experience to Orlando for the first time with new show, LUZIA!

Location: The Florida Mall, Orlando FL

Cirque du Soleil is coming to Orlando this winter with its delightfully-imaginative and visually-stunning Big Top production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. From March 8 – 31, 2019, local audiences are invited for the first time ever under the Cirque du Soleil Big Top at The Florida Mall to escape to an imaginary Mexico – a sumptuous world suspended between dreams and reality.

In a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA takes audiences on a surrealistic journey through a vibrant world 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 Soleil touring production.

With mesmerizing and refreshing acrobatic performances, LUZIA brings traditional and contemporary circus disciplines to a whole new level. Cyr Wheel artists perform the unprecedented feat of rolling and spinning under the rain, while an aerialist suspended from a Trapeze flies and twirls through pouring showers. Hoop Diving is taken onto gigantc treadmills, expanding exponentially the speed and amount of daring leaps executed. Jaw-dropping highlights include a male contortionist skillfully twisting his body in the world’s most unimaginable positions, a powerful Aerial Straps specialist defying the laws of gravity at the center of a cenote (natural sinkhole), a juggler tossing seven pins at breakneck speed, and two football (soccer) freestylers deftly mixing street dance with mind-blowing ball manipulation.

The Big Top Experience
Since its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil has been presenting traveling Big Top shows all around the world. The overall excitement of going to the circus, the otherworldly atmosphere of the Big Top, as well as its intimate setting elevate the Cirque du Soleil experience. LUZIA is the company’s 17th show to be presented under a Big Top.

The Creative Team
LUZIA’s creative team comprises 19 creators under the artistic guidance of Guy Laliberte and Jean-François Bouchard:
Daniele Finzi Pasca    Co-writer and Director
Brigitte Poupart   Associate Director
Patricia Ruel   Director of Creation
Julie Hamelin Finzi   Co-writer
Eugenio Caballero   Set and Props Designer
Giovanna Buzzi    Costume Designer
Simon Carpentier           Composer and Musical Director
Edesia Moreno Barata    Acrobatic Choreographer
Debra Brown    Acrobatic Choreographer
Sylvia Gertrudix Gonzalez       Acrobatic Choreographer
Max Humphries         Puppet Designer
Martin Labrecque  Lighting Designer
Johnny Ranger  Projection Designer
Jacques Boucher  Sound Designer
Philippe Aubertin    Acrobatic Performance Designer
Danny Zen   Acrobatic Equipment and Rigging Designer
Maryse Gosselin   Make up Designer

Ticket Information
Tickets for Orlando performances of LUZIA are now available online at cirquedusoleil.com/luzia. Tickets start at $54.

Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil 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 cirquedusoleil.com.

More about LUZIA – A waking dream of Mexico
Written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, in association with Brigitte Poupart, 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.

Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges its Official Partners, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, Hennessy Black, as well as LUZIA’s Affiliate Partner, MÉXICO.

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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

1st Annual "Spring Thing" for Crazy Critters

Location: Crazy Plants Nursery, Eustis FL
You are invited to the 1st Annual Spring Thing Crazy Plant Event! This special fundraiser is the start of many “Spring Things” and is created to raise money for exotic animal care.
Crazy Critters Conservancy is a non-profit, 501(c)3, animal rescue and sanctuary. The wildlife facility is located in Eustis, Florida and provides habitat to over 300 animals including lizards, turtles, skinks, geckos, birds, and assorted wildlife.
Crazy Critters was established to provide non-domestic, non-releasable animals with a safe and permanent home. Residents are not on display and there are no public animal tours. Because of this naturalistic lifestyle, the facility is completely private.
What makes the organization unique is that after taking in an animal, the facility continues to share the lives of pets on social media. Providing an additional continued connection as well as plant and animal information on platforms such as Facebook and Youtube.
The foundation grows unique plants like succulents, cacti, hibiscus, and more at the Crazy Plants Nursery in order to feed the animals a natural diet as well as for use in habitat enrichment programs.
During special plant sale fundraisers, proceeds from the sale of these plants go directly to the care of all the animals at the non-profit rescue, sanctuary, and conservancy. Funds raised goes towards all expenses regarding husbandry of exotic animals. Including habitat, diet, and vetting.
This organization helps to relieve the invasive species issue in Florida, as well as prevent euthanization of otherwise healthy animals, many which can live close to one hundred years.
If you would like more information or if your company would like to sponsor Crazy Critters, please contact Ken or Cherrice Purvee at 352-589-5999. 22919 County Road 44a in Eustis, Florida. www.crazycrittersinc.com

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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Rebuild Florida

Location: Winn Dixie, Sanford FL

Rebuild Florida is a program run by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Rebuild Florida will connect eligible Floridians with federal disaster recovery funding, prioritizing the most-impacted communities and the most vulnerable low-income individuals, including the elderly, those with disabilities and families with children under 18. A team of intake specialists will be in Sanford to assist local families with the Rebuild Florida registration process.

For more information, please visit RebuildFlorida.gov or call 844-833-1010

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6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

40 Years- Shining The Light

Location: News-Journal Center, Daytona Beach FL

Please join your community for a very special evening as they mark 40 years of service to the blind community. World-renowned concert pianist Aldo Ragone is traveling from Italy for an exclusive, one-night performance! This is an incredible opportunity for you to impact the lives of many while getting the chance to experience one of the greatest live performances! All proceeds benefit The Conklin Center.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Performance begins at 7 p.m. General Admission tickets are $50 per person.

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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Love and the Outcome

Location: Northland Church, Longwood FL

Love & The Outcome brought to you by Grace of Divinity Production and Northland Church

Concert:  Thursday, March 21, 2019
Tickets:  $30 VIP (early entry, Q&A)
$20 advance general admission
$15 student
Tickets go on sale: January 10, 2019
Purchase tickets at: Northlandchurch.net  and  Eventbrite


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