WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cirque du Soleil is coming to Washington, DC area with its delightfully-imaginative and visually-stunning production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. From April 13 – May 13, 2018, audiences are invited to a redesigned white-and-gold Big Top at Tysons II to escape to an imaginary Mexico – a sumptuous world suspended between dreams and reality. Starting today, tickets for LUZIA will be available online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia. Tickets start at $39.
In a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA takes audiences on a surrealistic journey through a vibrant world filled with wonders, playfulness and striking artistry. Smoothly passing from an old movie set to the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. Rich in awe-inspiring moments, LUZIA enchants by incorporating rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes – a first for a Cirque du Soleil touring production.
"LUZIA(…) is superb. 4 stars!"
The Chicago Tribune
"Dazzle(s) the eye with luminous spectacle and gasp-worthy, derring-do."
Bay Area News Group
"full of wow feats and gorgeous stage pictures"
The Toronto Star
With mesmerizing and refreshing acrobatic performances, LUZIA brings traditional and contemporary circus disciplines to a whole new level. Cyr Wheel artists perform the unprecedented feat of rolling and spinning under the rain, while an aerialist suspended from a Trapeze flies and twirls through pouring showers. Hoop Diving is taken onto gigantic treadmills, expanding exponentially the speed and amount of daring leaps executed. Jaw-dropping highlights include a Guinness World Record holder juggling six pins at breakneck speeds, a male contortionist skillfully twisting his body in the world's most unimaginable positions, a powerful Aerial Straps specialist defying the laws of gravity at the center of a cenote (natural sinkhole), and two football (soccer) freestylers deftly mixing street dance with mind-blowing ball manipulation.
More about LUZIA – A waking dream of Mexico
Written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, in association with Brigitte Poupart, LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light ("luz" in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain ("lluvia") soothes the soul.
For more information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia.
To watch a preview video of LUZIA, visit www.cirk.me/LUZIA_Preview.
To learn more about the integration of water in LUZIA, watch http://cirk.me/LUZIAWaterVideo.
#LUZIAself – the LUZIA webseries
Discover the unique stories, talent and passions of 14 selected cast members of LUZIA through a series of 10 lighthearted webisodes: http://cirk.me/LuziaSelf.
Downloadable LUZIA PR Materials
Press Kit Documents (act descriptions, fact sheets, creators biographies): http://cirk.me/LuziaPressKit
HD Promo-Roll Video (90-sec trailer): http://cirk.me/LUZIA_PromoRoll_90s
4K B-Roll Video (30-sec previews of each act): http://cirk.me/LUZIA_BROLL_4K
HD B-Roll Video (30-sec previews of each act): http://cirk.me/LUZIA_BROLL_HD
HD B-Roll Video of training sessions and behind-the-scene footage: http://cirk.me/LUZIA_Backstage
HD Stock Images of interview with Marshall Spratt, Asst. Technical Director, about the use of water in LUZIA:
LUZIA Official Photos: http://cirk.me/LuziaPressPhotos
Photo credit : Matt Beard / Costumes: Giovanna Buzzi / 2016 Cirque du Soleil
Prestige VIP Packages
Various Prestige VIP Packages giving access to the best seats and a delectable culinary pre-show experience are available for selected performances of LUZIA. The exclusive VIP section extends the show's experience in a unique setting evoking the colors, the flavors and the effervescence of Mexico. For more information about individual packages and corporate hospitality opportunities, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia.
Partners & Sponsors
Cirque du Soleil wishes to thank MÉXICO, an affiliate partner of LUZIA, and Forsythe Technology, official sponsor of Cirque du Soleil.
Cirque du Soleil
LUZIA is Cirque du Soleil's 38th original production since 1984, and its 17th show presented under the Big Top. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in more than 400 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.
SOURCE Cirque du Soleil