The Cirque du Soleil can probably claim to be the best show on earth.
The Canadian company is back in Madrid this winter with their latest global production, LUZIA.
The show takes us to a place between dreams and reality in an imaginary Mexico.
LUZIA is Cirque du Soleil’s 38th original production since they were founded in 1984.
Since then the company has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in more than 400 cities on six continents.
The Big Tent production is at the Puerta del Ángel Stage in the Casa de Campo Fair site until mid January.
Spectators will be treated to the company´s trademark spectacular acrobatics and visual surprises as it brings to life the tale of LUZIA.
Like in a waking dream, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes the soul. With a surrealistic series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity.
A swimming pool with 3,500 litres of water located under the stage creates a water curtain that offers a special magic to the different circus disciplines. Furthermore, this show incorporates a traditional Chinese circus discipline, the combination of hoop diving and two giant treadmills to generate speed.
The performance is written and directed by the Swiss director, Daniele Finzi Pasca,with the collaboration of Brigitte Poupart, who aim to take spectators to an imaginary world like in a living dream, where light quenches the spirit and rain soothes the soul.
“Through the costumes, acrobatics, music or props, the audience is immersed in the culture, history and mythology of Mexico, enjoying a fantasy vision of reality”.
The Cirque du Soleil company was created Montreal in 1984 by 20 street artists.
It currently has 4,000 employees with more than 1,300 artists from over 60 countries. It has visited six continents, 60 countries and more than 450 cities, exciting more than 200 million spectators.
Originally composed of 20 street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group completely reinvented circus arts and went on to become a world leader in live entertainment.
The Madrid show runs until January 22nd.