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Amaluna


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Animation
Magic Pageant
Unicycles
Aerial Straps
Suspended Poles
Paon Dance
Aerial Hoop
Waterbowl
Uneven Bars
Teeterboard
Manipulation
Thousand Arms
Chinese Pole
Juggling
Banquine
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Retiré
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Static Trapeze
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The Storm
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Diabolo

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Tour/Itinerary
Tour Itinerary & Visuals

Item Date Location
Name Registered 9/11/2011 Montreal, QC
Name Revealed 1/16/2012 Montreal, QC
Press Conference 4/4/2012 Montreal, QC
Premiere 4/19/2012 Montreal, QC
500th Show 9/29/2013 Mineapolis, MN
1000th Show 2/27/2015 Houston, TX
The concept of this $25 million show grew out of a question posed by Cirque owner Guy Laliberté: "What would our world be today if women had been in charge?" It was then up to the show's director of creation, Fernand Rainville, to find a female director. "The idea was to have a show about the power of women, putting the women's performances up front," explained Rainville. Rainville first became aware of the work of Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus when he saw her revival of the musical Hair in New York, he said. Best known as a theatre director himself, Rainville was very much in tune with Paulus's distinctly theatrical vision.

"There was such an openness to working from a theatrical point of view on this show," Paulus said. "And everyone was very committed to the idea of finding a core story that inspires the production. Of course, this is an acrobatic circus show. We don't have text and language. So we're dealing in very elemental storytelling techniques of gesture and physicality and image. But I think the idea was, 'Let's do something different.'" So Paulus took Laliberté's words seriously, peopling the stage with a multitude of energetic women and helping them develop completely new acts.

How did the Cirque feel about her 75 per cent female casting? "They were cool with that," Paulus replied. In fact, she could have gone higher. "But I said, 'We have to have some men in the show.' You can't just have all women. Because you need that energy. And if we're going to tell ... of a journey in a story of love, we can have the yin to the yang – we can have a young couple that's a man and woman. But the goddesses who rule the island are women. And Prospera, the central figure, the queen, the mother, is a woman." "We've paid some homage to certain characters," Paulus said. "Like Prospera and Miranda. And we have our unicyclists who are called the Ariels. So we have our little secret, hidden homages to Shakespearean characters."


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