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Cirque du Soleil announces its 38th original production, a new touring show under the big top

Posted on November 23, 2015 at 11:19 am

Cirque Luzia
Cirque du Soleil announces its 38th original production,

a new touring show under the big top

LUZIA

co-written by par Daniele Finzi Pasca and Julie Hamelin Finzi
directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca

IN MONTRÉAL’S OLD PORT STARTING APRIL 21, 2016
AT TORONTO PORT LANDS AS OF JULY 28, 2016
Tickets on sale exclusively to Cirque Club members today
General on-sale begins November 27

Montreal, November 23, 2016 – Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to announce a new production for next spring in Montreal: LUZIA, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca. Presented under the Big Top in Montréal’s Old Port starting April 21, the show will then go to Port Lands in Toronto on July 28.

The show
The name LUZIA fuses the sound of “luz” (light in Spanish) and “lluvia” (rain), two elements at the core of the show’s creation. LUZIA is a show inspired by the richness of the Mexican culture.

The creative team
LUZIA’s creative team comprises 16 creators under the artistic guidance of Guy Laliberté (Guide) and Jean-François Bouchard (Creative Guide):

CREATORS BIOS:
Creators biographies are available online in our pressroom :
http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/press/kits/shows/luzia/creators.aspx

Daniele Finzi Pasca            Co-writer and 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 Gertrúdix González 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                  Makeup Designer

Tickets Information
LUZIA will be presented under the Big Top in Montréal’s Old Port starting April 21, and at Port Lands in Toronto as of July 28. Cirque Club members can purchase tickets for these performances online starting today at www.cirquedusoleil.com/LUZIA.

Sponsors and Partners
DHL, Xerox and Activeon are the official sponsors of LUZIA.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LUZIAbyCirqueduSoleil
Twitter: @Cirque #LUZIA

Cirque du Soleil
LUZIA is Cirque du Soleil’s 38th original production since 1984, and its 17th show presented under the Big Top. The company 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 www.cirquedusoleil.com.
To find out more about the ONE DROP Foundation, visit www.onedrop.org.

Media contact:

Toronto
Vanessa Andres
Holmes PR
416-628-5612
vandres@holmespr.com

Jackie Koffman
Holmes PR
416-628-5608
jkoffman@holmespr.com

Montreal
Martine Laforce
Roy & Turner Communications
(514) 844-9678, extension 202
mlaforce@roy-turner.com