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|
René Richard Cyr
Director of Creation