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Part burlesque, part cabaret.
All seductive twist on reality.

Zumanity [zü'man-eh-tee], a marriage of burlesque and cabaret, explores human sexuality and intimacy in all its forms and from every angle. An unbashful look at eroticism, this adult-themed show is a paean to emotional freedom, natural beauty and the acceptance of differences. In Zumanity, which makes the provocative playful and the forbidden electrifying, spectators are encouraged to let go of their inhibitions and allow themselves to be drawn into an intimate thrill ride full of sensational acrobatics and naughty fun.

Zumanity (a contraction of the words "zoo" and "humanity"), is a stunning exploration of the hidden forces behind desire, and a celebration of human diversity. It's sensual, sexual, and in your face. This show will awaken the most primal urges of generations x, y and z to a new form of eroticism, which lends dance movement, skillful acrobatics and beautiful bodies of many shapes and sizes with the sensual caress of the human voice and the pulsation of exotic rhythms and sultry tones.

Emceed by the "Mistress of Sensuality" and distinguished by an unconventional culture of artists and candid exposition of eroticism, the production renders a tale of emotional freedom, natural beauty, and acceptance of differences. Zumanity is inspired by infinite individuality and variety — a concept embodied by its artists, who come in all shapes, sizes, ethnicities and genders. Although Cirque du Soleil's performers have always been known for taking physical risks, the risk-taking here is also operating on artistic and emotional levels. The international members of the cast are more identifiable as individuals than in any previous Cirque production. And they are not acting parts written for them, they are playing extensions of themselves — the people they really are. The people who inhabit this "human zoo" come in all shapes and sizes, all ages and conditions, all colors and varieties — and Zumanity rejoices in the infinite variety of ways in which they express their own sexuality and their desire for each other.

Sexuality, a touchy subject for many, is comprised of many things: romanticism, sensuality, love, friendship, and brotherhood. Zumanity celebrates all of those things, to shatter the stereotypes of what is beautiful, to be more accepting of differences in human sexuality. Zumanity is a show for lovers, would-be lovers and those simply fascinated by love.

Don't be intimidated - come, sit back... relax. Enjoy yourself. Open your mind and your soul and let your senses feast on this Garden of Delights.

 
Premiere: August 14, 2003 (Previews)
September 20, 2003 (Gala)
Type: Resident / Theater
Location: NY-NY, Las Vegas
 

Creative Team


Guide
Guy Laliberté
Writer/Director
Dominic Chapagne
Writer/Director
René Richard Cyr
Director of Creation
Andrew Watson
Costume Designer
Thierry Mugler
Set Designer
Stéphane Roy
Composer
Simon Carpentier
Choreographer
Debra Brown
Choreographer
Marguerite Derricks
  Lighting Designer
Luc Lafortune
Sound Designer
Jonathan Deans
Comedic Director
Cal McCrystal
Projection
Natcha Merritt
Make-Up Designer
Nathalie Gagné
Rigging/Acrobatic
Jaque Paquin
Props Designer
Normand Blais
Lyrics
Ana Liani
 

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