Cirque du Soleil is bringing its iconic Big Top experience to Orlando for the first time with new show, LUZIA!
Date(s) - 8 Mar 2019 until 1 Apr 2019
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
The Florida Mall
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
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.