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Amaluna


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Animation
Magic Pageant
Unicycles
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Paon Dance
Aerial Hoop
Waterbowl
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Banquine
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Cyr Wheel

 
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Icarian & Meteors
Static Trapeze
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Diabolo

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An adventure on a mysterious island governed by
Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon.


For the first time in Cirque du Soleil’s history, over 70% of the cast is female (and with an all-female band), as a result Amaluna features strong women characters plucked from history and literature alike, from the Amazons of Greek Mythology to the wily pages of Shakespeare (both “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Tempest” were inspirations). “Amaluna is a tribute to the work and voice of women,” explained Director of Creation Fernand Rainville at the press conference. “The show is a reflection on balance from a woman’s perspective,” he added. Show Director Diane Paulus says: “Amaluna is less about feminism and more about reconnecting to our world in a different way.”

In Amaluna, we’re invited to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance that marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next. The show’s name draws its inspiration from the fusion of the words “ama”, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and “luna”, which refers to the “moon”. It is at once both a symbol of femininity that evokes the mother-daughter relationship between Prospera and Miranda and the idea of a goddess and protector of the planet.

In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men lands on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.

 
Premiere: April 19, 2012
Type: Touring / Big Top
Status: Currently Touring
 

Creative Team


Guide
Guy Laliberté
Director
Diane Paulus
Creation
Fernand Rainville
Costume Designer
Mérédith Caron
Composer
Bob & Bill
Set & Props
Scott Pask
Sound Designer
Jacques Boucher
Lighting Designer
Matthieu Larrivée
  Choreographer
Karole Armitage
Choreographer
Debra Brown
Choreographer
Caitlan Maggs
Acro Performance
Rob Bollinger
Rigging
Fred Gérard
Dramaturge
Randy Weiner
Makeup Designer
Eleni Uranis
 

Audio/Visual


 

Interviews


BOB & BILL
Album Producers

"Third Times a Charm"
Keith Johnson, 2013

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