Experiencing Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia
Well, I finally did it. I finally made it to a Cirque du Soleil show. After getting sick and missing the last time they were in town I was determined not to have the same thing happen twice. Luckily, last Saturday found me n robust health so with press tickets in hand I headed to the big-top at Dodgers Stadium for Luzia.
Now, this may make me look a bit daft but I didn’t realize Cirque du Soleil was…like…a real circus. I somehow thought it was more of a stage show akin to a touring Broadway production. The big-top didn’t surprise me – I knew that was coming – but I didn’t realize the atmosphere would be so casual with souvenir and concession stands selling nachos, cotton candy and the like.
Don’t get me wrong, that’s not a bad thing – I thoroughly enjoyed the nostalgic feeling that a visit the circus brings and, in fact, grabbed myself a large popcorn and a coke before I headed into the arena. Though the show does include a clown and features high flying, death-defying acts it really was like no circus I’d ever seen before.
Luzia – A Waking Dream of Mexico, is a colorful show that combines the mystical world of magical realism with the honest to goodness super human feats of its stars. For two hours I saw beautiful birds fly through high hoops, a giant butterfly soar through the air and a sleek jaguar lurking in the jungle.
There were also aerialists twirling in the rain, a contortionist twisting and turning on a bridge and a strongman starring in a film spectacular.
It was wondrous, it was breath-taking and it was magical. In all the years I’ve been wanting to attend a Cirque du Soleil performance I never imagined it would impress me so. The performers have talent and skill beyond compare and yet perform with such ease that it’s awe inspiring. For most of the show my mouth was agape and the incredible feats before me and I left completely inspired.
Luzia is a fantastic show that I encourage all to see. It’s at Dodger Stadium until February 11, 2018 and in Costa Mesa from February 21, 2018 – March 18, 2018. With so many opportunities you shouldn’t miss it!