Cirque du Soleil’s LUZIA Coming to LA and Orange County
Yesterday, I went to see the new Pixar film Coco and absolutely loved it. Set in a small Mexican village on Dia de los Muertos it’s a heartfelt story filled with colorful imagery and is a beautiful tribute to Mexico. Next month, Cirque du Soleil’s LUZIA, another beautiful homage to the country comes to Los Angeles and I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek.
LUZIA, a Waking Dream of Mexico, celebrates the country in all its unique forms. It’s a surreal journey from past to present and features such diverse settings as an old movie set to an arid dessert. A myriad of performers, from singers to acrobats to trapeze artists, are featured and several innovative technical features, such as live rainfall, are incorporated. It’s sure to be a magical delight.
I was lucky enough to head to the Mayan Theatre recently to preview a few of the acts featured. Laura Biondo and Abou Traoré started the show with an incredible football dance. Filled with acrobatic moves they were able to keep the football consistently moving throughout the dance. How it never touched the ground through their various contortions boggles my mind!
Next, Majo Cornejo, took the stage and performed a beautiful ballad. Her incredible voice resounded through the theatre and provided the perfect backdrop for Angelica Bongiovonni and her Cyr Wheel dance.
As Ms. Cornejo sang Ms. Bongiovonni performed various acrobatics on her giant wheel. I’d never seen a Cyr Wheel before and I was amazed by the artistry and athleticism involved.
If these acts are any indication, LUZIA is sure to be an incredible experience. The Big Top comes to Dodgers Stadium on December 8, 2017 and runs through January 21, 2018. After that it heads to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa and runs February 21, 2018 through March 18, 2018. Tickets are available here.