Peggy@99-1 welcomes Cirque du Soleil Amaluna to the Big Top at Kenaston and Sterling Lyon opening September 14th.
Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 18th.
Pre-sale available to Cirque Club members beginning April 15, 2019. Visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueclub to sign up.
Cirque du Soleil proudly announces its return to Winnipeg with a new Big Top show, AMALUNA. The critically acclaimed production will be visiting Winnipeg for an engagement of 43 performances. AMALUNA will open on September 14, 2019 under the Grand Chapiteau at Sterling Lyon Parkway & Kenaston Blvd. Written and directed by Tony Award-winning director, Diane Paulus, Cirque du Soleil’s 33rd production AMALUNA is a celebration of love and a tribute to the work and voice of women.
“True North Sports + Entertainment is excited to host the return of Cirque’s iconic big top to Winnipeg this fall and we are thrilled to welcome Cirque fans from near and far. We know that everyone will love Amaluna and support this latest extravaganza from the incredible genius of Cirque du Soleil.” said True North Sports + Entertainment.
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 this magical story unfolds.
A TRIBUTE TO THE WORK AND VOICE OF WOMEN
For the first time in Cirque du Soleil’s history, AMALUNA features a cast that comprises mostly women, with a 100% female band. “Amaluna is a tribute to the work and voice of women”, explains Director of Creation Fernand Rainville. “The show is a reflection on balance from a women’s perspective”, he adds. Director Diane Paulus, winner of a 2013 Tony Award (Pippin) and recently named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2014, says: “I didn’t want to build a ‘women’s agenda’ show. I wanted to create a show with women at the center of it, something that had a hidden story that featured women as the heroines.” 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.
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