Cirque du Soleil is back in the San Francisco Bay Area!
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.
Freely inspired by Mexico, LUZIA is a poetic and acrobatic ode to the rich, vibrant culture of a country whose wealth stems from an extraordinary mix of influences and creative collisions – a land that inspires awe with its breathtaking landscapes and architectural wonders, buoyed by the indomitable spirit of its people.
The tableaux of LUZIA weave an intricate, contemporary mosaic that awakens your senses and transports you to a place suspended between dreams and reality. Featuring a cast of 44 performers from diverse artistic backgrounds, LUZIA surprises with acrobatic performances breaking down the barriers, such as integrating rain and water to contemporary circus disciplines.
The massive white-and-gold Big Top was raised yesterday at AT&T Park in preparation for the U.S. premiere of its latest soul-touching production, LUZIA. A team of more than 60 men and women worked for several hours to pound pegs, unfurl the canvas, and push more than 100 supporting poles to make the intimate tent take its shape.
LUZIA opens at AT&T Park in San Francisco on November 17, 2016 for a limited engagement through January 29, 2017. The production will then move to the Taylor Street Bridge in San Jose beginning February 9 through March 19, 2017.
For show information and tickets, visit http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia
LUZIA marks the first time Cirque du Soleil presents a production under a Big Top featuring printed patterns directly related to the theme of the show. The patterns evoke the association between Cirque du Soleil (the sun) and Mexico (the word originates from Mtztli, meaning ‘moon,” and Xuctli, which means ‘middle’) and symbolize the meeting of two celestial bodies: the sun and the moon. A bird’s eye view reveals the path of the stars that spiral out from the centre of the Big Top – the symbolic meeting point between earth and sky, sacred and human.