Saturday, March 02, 2013

Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna

The first of the Cirque shows on the trip was the newest touring show, Amaluna, which toured through Canada in 2012 before heading into the US with Seattle being the first destination.  This is their big top tent in which the show is held. Quite a structure!

It's unique bent is that its heavily female driven with 70% of the performers, all of the band, and the visual designer and director all being women; that's what the Ama translates to, Luna obviously being "moon".

So, how was it? It's still a young show so there is still some bedding in to do and some tightening of the overall performance needed. But I still found the show to be amazing, but I'm a fan. Like with riding so many rollercoasters the more you experience the harder it is to be blown away but this show still managed to do it. It was one performance in particular, the palm branch balancing act of Lara Jacobs that had me on the edge of my seat. Cutting the soundtrack and only having her breathing echo through the crowd definitely added to the tension.

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