Sunday evening we were invited to check out the new Cirque du Soleil act in town called Amaluna as media. I had been to the Totem performance back in December of 2012 and was excited to check out a new act! I was excited to learn that it was Cirque’s 30th anniversary because I knew they’d probably go all out with this act-and that they DID!
What I wore: TOMS shades, H&M jacket, Rag-O-Rama dress (sorry can’t remember the brand!) Ali Sage necklace and Nine West booties. When I asked Dustin to jump in front of the camera he was such a good sport. Adore him! What Dustin wore: a shirt from TJ Maxx I saw and loved and surprised him with, we both like the arrow details in the pattern. Gap jeans, Clarks oxfords.
Without giving too much away…the story line of the show goes something like this: a young woman living on a mysterious island that is governed by goddesses is being given a coming-of-age celebration by her mother. A storm lands a group of men on the shore leading to the main character, Miranda, meeting one of the men and falling in love. They face many trials and obstacles before they can trust one another and properly be blessed by the community.
Here are some stills to give you an idea of what to expect, though it’s so much more magical in real life!
Cirque du Soleil Photos by Pouya Dianat/Allied Integrated Marketing
The actors show just how much the human body can really do! With a cast of 70% women this particular performance is unlike any others in years past. Even the band is made up of all women, pretty cool! I especially enjoyed the quirkiness of the “ring leaders” who kept the crowd distracted and involved in between acts. At one point during the performances I thought to myself, “this is like being at a REALLY eclectic gymnastics meet” and when I told Dustin this thought, he agreed. At the Q&A we learned they actually cast gymnasts and brought in some aspects that had never been done, like the uneven bars, so I was pretty spot on! That “pool” you see above was another never-been-done-before part of the show. Well, it had never been done for a traveling show. It’s filled with water and is actually being filtered and heated to 98 degrees. It took four hours to fill and so they don’t drain it until they hit the road to the next city-that’s why it has a filtration system. Also, it’s SO HEAVY they can’t remove it from the stage-so it’s integrated into the set for each performance. The Q&A at the end was so interesting, I could go on and on about all the stuff we learned but I want to get to the exciting part of this post-
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