LUZIA – Cirque Du Soleil’s Mexican Masterpiece
The beautiful Giselle with Gordon Cooper, Editor-in-Chief for Perfect Wedding Magazine, outside the Cirque Du Soleil LUZIA Big Top
Simply arriving at the event of Cirque Du Soleil’s LUZIA – A Waking Dream of Mexico, was enough to establish an atmosphere of wonder! The peaks of the Big Top tent tower over the crowd that starts to gather before the show, eagerly awaiting entrance to LUZIA – a Mexican themed extravaganza of wonder and amazement.
Inside the tent the Mexican theme really comes to life. The use of Papel Picado is found everywhere, subtly suggesting what this show is all about. Vendor carts and signage indicates a Mexican street food environment, although regular ‘Cirque’ fair is offered.
Step up the experience and get access to the Lounge – a walled-off area where entitled guests can enjoy beer, wine, sodas and water, while snacking on tortilla chips, salsa, guacamole, VIP popcorn and sweets like cotton candy, all in a secure setting with private seating.
Cirque Du Soleil’s LUZIA show opens with a scene that points to the cultural importance in Mexican traditions. A tribute to El Dia Del Los Muertos, or ‘Day of the Dead’, a bed of Cempasuchil flowers (marigold) covers the dual-turntable stage where musicians serenade the sold-out audience under the full moon.
An incredible spectacle of art and visual impossibilities, LUZIA showcases Mexico through the use of characters found in La Loteria – a famous board game very similar to Bingo!, hummingbirds, a Mayan jaguar and galloping steel horse embossed with the repujado technique. From beginning to end we are dazzled with theatrics and high-flying acts on a rotating stage, adding a different perspective for everyone in the audience. The big ‘show-stopper’, which is how LUZIA was born, is the use of light (luz) and rain (lluvia) throughout the show, even during dangerous acrobatic performances. Watch closely at the falling rain and you will see many Mexican image references descend with the droplets of water.
This travelling Cirque Du Soleil show can be an awesome way to entertain a well-deserving group of friends or associates. Perhaps as a pre-wedding celebration that will influence how you present your nuptials on the day you wed.
If you are interested in this or other shows, please visit Cirque Du Soleil for more information.