Cirque du Soleil performances never cease to amaze my hubby and I, which is why we love going to them. Thankfully, their most recent show Amaluna, was back in South Florida!
Yay for a Cirque de Soleil date night!
Of course I could tell you how awesome it was BUT that is a given so instead I thought I’d share some fun facts about the Amaluna show
- Amaluna is in its 3rd year
- It 9 months to create in Montreal
- They have translators for the performers while training. While in Montreal they are given English classes.
- There are 2600 seats in the tent
- Set up takes them 8 days, and they can tear down in 3 days
- There are 20 different nationalities represented in the show
- The Amaluna circus artist train 2 hours per week
- They have a fully replicated stage backstage the circus artist practice on
- It’s the first show that has an All female band
- Each costume is tailored to each person
- A digitized measurement is done in a box with flashing lights while the artists wear a blue suit. Human measurements are also done so that they can compare the 2.
- Show may change a bit if someone gets hurt. There is a rotation. Some have under studies and they split the show.
- They try to engage in each city they visit. They believe in giving back.
- No photos are allowed inside the tent for safety reasons. The actors rely on lights during their performances, so outside lights may mess up their performance or cause an injury.
Written and directed by Tony Award-winning director, Diane Paulus, Cirque du Soleil’s 33rd production Amaluna is a celebration of love and a tribute to the work and voice of women. 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.
Tickets are already on sale and can be purchased by visiting www.cirquedusoleil.com/amaluna or by calling 1-877 9 CIRQUE. The show will be making more stops after its final performance here in Miami, so be sure to check out the website for more details.