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Luzia


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Prologue
Opening
Hoop Diving
Adagio Quatuor
Cyr Wheel &
Trapeze
Handbalancing
Fútbol Freestyle
Intermission
Pole Dance
360° Swing
Aerial Straps
Juggling
Contortion
Russian Swings
Fiesta Finale

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    "We needed to find a way to achieve the sound, the romance, the fun, the special humor that Mexican people have. You feel the spirit of Mexico throughout the show, but it's not like you just hear a mariachi; that’s not what Cirque does. It's all about peaks and valleys, and surprises. We experience that through visuals, but through music as well."
    — Simon Carpentier, Composer

  The music of LUZIA takes the audience on an incandescent journey to the heart of the show’s imaginary Mexico. The score whisks spectators away on a voyage of exploration that takes them from a traditional village to a desert by way of a tropical jungle, to the seaside and all the way to an alleyway in a bustling metropolis, to a dance salon, pasing smoothly from an urban setting to the natural world, past to present, tradition to modernity.
Music came to Mexico by sea and today it's a collage of miscellaneous styles, genres and cultures. Rhythms of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and Latin America blend with tribal sounds that dig the roots all the way to the Mayas and the Aztecs. For LUZIA, Composer Simon Carpentier wrote a hot, lively score steeped in this rich mixture - an amalgam of ancient and modern sounds infused with the brassy notes of tubas and trumpets and the suave melodies of the Spanish guitar, all driven forward by the relentless percussion and drums. The music jumps playfully from style to style, from one rhythm to the next, from emotion to emotion, striding across landscapes as joyfully as across musical boundaries.

"The first big challenge was to make sure that we can translate this amazing culture," admitted Simon Carpentier. "At the beginning of this process we decided to hire only Mexican musicians for the show, to make sure that we have these performers to give that feeling of authenticity. It's a huge culture — you're talking about the Aztecs, the Mayans, the cumbia, all the Latin American music, the influence from Cuba, from everywhere. I wanted to go further, not just scratch the surface and stay there."

Beyond clichés and stereotypes, there's the buoyant rhythm of cumbia, a music genre close to salsa dominated by guitars, accordions and percussions, as well as the lively rhythms of bandas, the traditional music of traveling brass bands. Simon also drew inspiration from the rich, tonic rhythms of norteño, a popular genre in Northern Mexico that’s related to polka and corridos – ballads (The accordion and the bajosexto, a six-bass guitar, are norteño's most characteristic instruments), as well as from huapango, a flamenco-based music style from the La Huasteca region along the Gulf of Mexico coast. In the realm of Latin American music, the voice is also a powerful instrument – a vector of emotion, flavors and rhythms bolstered by a lively, expressive language. These vocal parts blend tradition with modernity, with hints of opera, to spread the strong Latin American vibe.


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    Female Lead

    • Majo Cornejo — Apr.21.2016 - Present (Montreal to Present)

    Male

    • Manesh Vinayakram — Apr.21.2016 - Jul.09.2017 (Montreal to Denver)

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    Main Show

    Opening "Zambullida"
    Hoop Diving Asi Es la Vida
    Adagio Quad Tiembla la Tierra
    Cyr Wheel & Trapeze Flores en el Desierto
    Handbalancing Pez Volador
    Fútbol Freestyle Pambolero
    Intermission Ciera Los Ojos
    Pole Dance Los Mosquitos
    360° Swing (Unknown)
    Aerial Straps Tlaloc
    Juggling (Unknown)
    Contortion Alebrijes
    Russian Swings (Unknown)
    Fiesta Finale Fiesta Finale

    Other Songs


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