“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Influence Central for Cirque du Soleil. I received tickets to Amaluna to facilitate my post as well as a promotional item to thank me for participating.”
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to experience the magic of a Cirque Du Soleil show. As a young child, my grandparents visited a show while vacationing in Vegas and brought me home tons of souvenirs. I layed for hours flipping through the picture book mesmerized by the extravagant costumes dreaming of myself twirling in a heavily sequined dress that lit up. A girl can dream right? When the opportunity came up to experience a Cirque Du Soleil show with my family, I seriously fell off the couch. I was over the top excited to see it first hand ~ their newest creation Amaluna!
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.
While the children were going to enjoy the thrilling stunts and over the top costumes, I was excited for the story behind the magic. We were very lucky to have a show coming to our town! Amaluna is showing in Miami, FL for a limited time (Houston, TX is NEXT!)~ just look for the tents!
The children were wide eyed as we ventured to our seats~ watching as costume clad characters walked quietly around the auditorium. My daughter ohhhed and ahhhed as characters showed off their brightly colored and yet mysterious dresses.
The story is beautifully displayed without words- but only with body movements and gestures. Children will not grasp this concept, but as adults we greatly appreciated it. My boys loved the high flying and flipping stunts ~ we all gasped at how high they flipped! The variety of stunts and the versatility of the actors talents is amazing. The actors and actresses are beyond talented and will literally take your breath away.
The art in their movements and abilities is almost unbelievable. There are many times throughout the show where you will find yourself saying “That looks impossible”, or “How in the WORLD does she do that”!!! I LOVED the balancing act! She literally balanced sticks on top of sticks and then twirled around. The crowd went NUTS! She had a standing ovation!
Between the drama, the romance, the stunts, costumes, and the staging…………I was overwhelmed by the grandness of the Amaluna show. The show is over 2 hours long and jam packed from beginning to end- you will never be bored!
To top it all off~ Cirque Du Soleil changes their shows and story lines every year to make it new, fresh, and exciting! Right now Cirque Du Soleil has multiple shows going on all around the world. Amaluna is available for a limited time only in Miami before the show moves on to Houston! This is not one you will want to miss.
WE ARE GIVING AWAY A $50 GIFT CARD FOR A CIRQUE DU SOLEIL SHOW NEAR YOU!!