LUZIA is the 38th original production of Cirque du Soleil since the company launched in 1984, and this delightfully imaginative and visually stunning production runs at Stampede Park until Sept. 15.
The name LUZIA is derived from the merging of the sound of "luz" (light in Spanish) and "lluvia" (rain), two concepts at the centre of the show.
LUZIA is a lyrical and gymnastic ode to the extraordinarily vivacious culture of Mexico, a country that enthuses astonishment with its spectacular scenery and architectural wonders, compelled by the unconquerable spirit of its people.
LUZIA is going to take Calgary audiences on a mesmerizing journey, with beautiful visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, to an imaginary Mexico.
The show is a great way to stage the sounds, faces, places and feel of Mexico. The paintings from LUZIA create a twisted contemporary montage that stimulates the spectators’ minds and generates a place suspended, flanked by reveries and actuality.
Do not miss this chance to discover LUZIA, a display that feels like you are dreaming while your eyes are wide open and you are transported to an imaginary Mexico.
It is an experience of a magnificent realm draped in light and nurtured by the rain, which can help you open up all your senses.
The Calgary Journal visited the Big Top and watched the unveiling.
- By Mariam Taiwo