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Cirque du Soleil unveils LUZIA
Posted on April 8, 2016 at 12:19 pm
Cirque du Soleil unveils
A new touring show under the Big Top
at the Port Lands in Toronto starting July 28
Montreal, April 8, 2016 – Cirque du Soleil unveiled today in Montreal its new production: LUZIA. The show will be performed under the Big Top in Montreal’s Old Port starting April 21, and at the Port Lands in Toronto starting July 28.
Tickets for Toronto performances of LUZIA are now available online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia.
LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light quenches the spirit and rain 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.
LUZIA has a cast of 44 artists from 15 different countries and is Cirque du Soleil’s 38th production since 1984.
The creative team
LUZIA’s creative team comprises 16 creators under the artistic guidance of Guy Laliberté (Guide) and Jean-François Bouchard (Creative Guide):
Daniele Finzi Pasca Conception and Director
Brigitte Poupart Associate Director
Patricia Ruel Director of Creation
Julie Hamelin Finzi Playwright
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
LUZIA Album Inspired by the Music of the Show
LUZIA features original music written by Canadian composer Simon Carpentier. The LUZIA album takes Carpentier’s original music written for a live acoustic setting and passes it through the filter of the electro-pop of Nortec Collective’s Bostich + Fussible, infused with brassy Mexican and Latin American sounds. As of now, iTunes users in North America (U.S./Canada/Mexico) can enjoy an exclusive sneak peek of the LUZIA album with a free download of the song “Así Es La Vida.” With every pre-order of the album on iTunes, customers will also receive an instant download of “Tiembla la Tierra.” The full LUZIA album will be available exclusively on iTunes as of April 15 and on other sites globally as of April 22. For album pre-order and exclusive free download, visit www.itunes.com/luzia.
Prestige VIP Packages
Various Prestige VIP Packages giving access to the best seats and a delectable culinary pre-show experience are available for selected Toronto performances of LUZIA. The exclusive VIP tent extends the show’s experience in a unique, surprising and playfully inventive setting evoking the colors, the flavors and the effervescence of Mexico. For more information about individual packages and corporate hospitality opportunities, visit http://cirk.me/TorontoPackages.
Sponsors and Partners
Mexico, a partner of Cirque du Soleil’s LUZIA
DHL, Xerox and Activeon are the official sponsors of 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.