One of my first live show memories is of the Cirque Du Soleil show in Atlanta back in 2000. Adam and I flew down from Chicago for a long weekend to see the show, and it was one of my fondest memories. The music, the performances, the costumes all make for an incredibly amazing experience! Since then, we’ve seen many of the Cirque Du Soleil shows and are big fans!
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!
The other weekend we were able to experience Amaluna in Atlanta at Atlantic Station. The show did not disappoint! We had a wonderful time and would recommend the show to all of our Atlanta friends.
About 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 honours 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.
The name 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. For the first time at Cirque du Soleil, the cast of a show is 70%female and the band, 100%. “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 woman’s perspective,“ he adds. Show Director Diane Paulus says: “Amaluna is less about feminism and more about reconnecting to our world in a different way.”
One of my favorite performances was the act above, which showcased incredible balancing skills and technique. We all enjoyed the music that accompanied the performance, with its nervous breaths and pauses. Cirque definitely puts a lot of thought into the performances, music and overall composition.
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.
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Disclosure: Thank you to the sponsor for providing the tickets for giveaway and review. All opinions are my own.