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Cirque du Soleil brings brand new ‘Amaluna’ to Redmond

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on Sep. 12, 2012 at 11:58 am |
September 12, 2012 11:58 am

A juggler in Cirque du Soleil's "Amaluna" (PHOTO: Laurence Labat)

Cirque du Soleil returns to Puget Sound with its latest big top production, “Amaluna,” on January 31.

The show will be under a big tent at King County’s Marymoor Park.

“Amaluna,” directed by Diane Paulus, just had its world premiere in Montreal in April and is now touring across Canada. Seattle will be the show’s first stop in the U.S.

Tickets will be available on September 28 at www.cirquedusoleil.com/amaluna.

Here’s more from the announcement:

The Show
“Amaluna” invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon.

Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next.

In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men lands on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.

“Amaluna” is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon,” a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet. Amaluna is also the name of the mysterious island where the story unfolds.

Cirque du Soleil
“Amaluna” is Cirque du Soleil’s 32nd production. From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries.

Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

Social Media
Visit Cirque du Soleil on Twitter @cirque – Hashtag: #amaluna
Please visit AMALUNA on Facebook

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