The music, the costumes, the acts and the artistry, Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna is a must see. Amaluna is presented under the famed Big Top known as the Grand Chapiteau. You can check out the show at Atlantic Station until November 30, 2014. This is my 4th time experiencing Cirque Du Soleil. Four shows and four cities later, Cirque du Soleil is still exciting and over the top fun. I was excited to share my latest Cirque experience with my sister for her birthday. It was her first show and as a former gymnast, I knew she would enjoy it. We shared so many OMG and did you see that moments! I mean come on I played with hula hoops as a kid but nothing like the hula hoop performances in the show. I need lessons!
Amaluna is Cirque’s tribute to women. The show features the first all female band as well as a 70% female cast which is also a Cirque first. The name Amaluna is a fusion of two words: Ama meaning mother and Luna which means moon. Although Amaluna was not created to showcase femininity however it is a beautiful reminder of a women’s connection to the Universe.
Makeup & Costumes
Artist are taught how to apply their own makeup which they do for every show. They are given all the tools they need plus a detailed instruction guide in order to pull off a flawless look. There are over 900 pieces of costumes in the show. All costumes are made in Montreal, Canada and shipped to the current touring city.
Artist and acts are often found by way of casting and scouting. Many of the artist are collegiate level athletes. Some artist are 2nd and 3rd generation Cirque du Soleil performers.
Speaking of acts, without giving away the show, there is an act I was sure was done with some type of magnet. Then we found out that act was designed by a father/daughter team who contacted Cirque and was invited to join the show. Needless to say there were no magnets involved. Just talent!
There are 17 nationalities currently on tour with Amaluna. In additional to the cast and staff, family members including spouses and children also travel with the show. I love that families can stay together while on this journey.
City On Wheels
Talk about self sufficient. Cirque du Soleil relies on it’s own equipment, power supply and facilities. They even have their own bathrooms! They are a city on wheels and only relies on local water supply and telecommunications in tour cities. They have their own chefs as well as a small medical team. Cirque also hires local residence in each city to assist with running the shows facilities, ticketing and concessions.
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2014, Cirque du Soleil brings a new show to Atlanta! Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Amaluna‘s Tony Award-winning Show Director, Diane Paulus, drew from a series of classical influences when creating the concept of the show; including tales from Greek and Norse mythology, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Now playing under the famed blue-and-yellow Big Top at Atlantic Station…with great seats as low as $35!
Experience Amaluna from Cirque du Soleil now playing under the iconic blue and yellow big top at Atlantic Station. Save 20% on a Family 4 Pack and take an adventure to an island governed by goddesses. CLICK HERE and buy your tickets today.
Feeling lucky? I am giving away tickets to the Wednesday, November 5, 2014 7:30 PM show. Two lucky winners will each receive a ticket for them and a guest.
Winners: N. Pagana & A. Thomas
Enjoy the show ladies