I was invited to their special preview night and brought my mom along. We watched it a day before the "official" opening night, and were treated to the ultimate VIP experience. This included premium seats, open food and drinks in the VIP tent before the show and during intermission, private washrooms, a terrace, and more. We had an amazing night and were blown away by the show.
LUZIA is a combination of the words "luz" ("light" in Spanish) and "lluvia" ("rain" in Spanish); two elements at the core of the show. Water was also integrated into the show for the first time. To represent Mexico, the team created a dream woven from memories, experiences and encounters, laden with Mexican culture, history and mythology. The audience was brought on a journey through a series of fragments based on themes of speed, monumentality, rain, animals and fantasy.
I totally thought we got front row at first..but it turns out there was a row AA & BB so we were in third lol.
This scene was inspired by the golden age of Mexican cinema. The three porters would fling the female acrobat above their heads and over to each other, while she performs intricate flips.
Here is my favourite costume!!
The contortionist was a little cringe-worthy at times, but amazing!
Luzia is Cirque du Soleil's 38th original production since 1984 and the 17th show to be presented in Toronto under the Big Top. It runs from July 28 to October 16 2016, making it the longest-running Cirque du Soleil show in Toronto so far. I highly recommend it..and would recommend purchasing tickets ASAP as I know a lot of nights are already sold out! Buy your tickets here and be transported to a waking dream of Mexico...