Disclosure: We were provided media tickets to premiere.
Last the Dancing Hotdogs boys and I went the opening night of LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico, a traveling Cirque du Soleil production that brought the beauty and artistry of Mexico to life in Hartford, Connecticut.
In a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA takes audiences on a surrealistic journey filled with wonders, playfulness and striking artistry. Smoothly passing from an old movie set to the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. Rich in awe-inspiring moments, LUZIA enchants by incorporating rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes – a first for a Cirque du Soleil touring production.
Written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, in association with Brigitte Poupart, LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes the soul.
With mesmerizing and refreshing acrobatic performances, LUZIA brings traditional and contemporary circus disciplines to a whole new level. Cyr Wheel artists perform the unprecedented feat of rolling and spinning under the rain, while an aerialist suspended from a Trapeze flies and twirls through pouring showers. Hoop Diving is taken onto gigantic treadmills, expanding exponentially the speed and amount of daring leaps executed. Jaw-dropping highlights include a male contortionist skillfully twisting his body in the world’s most unimaginable positions, a powerful Aerial Straps specialist defying the laws of gravity at the center of cenote (natural sinkhole), and two football (soccer) freestylers deftly mixing street dance with mind-blowing ball manipulations.
Check out some of my favorite moments from last night’s performance.
Honestly the level of talent that hit Hartford last night was a thing of wonder. The music, the costumes, the performances and special effects where an ode to Mexico and the entire audience was on it’s feet for the final curtain call. A must-see for all Connecticut residents of all ages especially since Hartford is the last stop before the production heads to Canada.
LUZIA is in Hartford for limited engagement through Sunday, July 21, 2019 with special family pricing.
Visit https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia for additional information and to purchase tickets!
THANK YOU LUZIA for an incredible night under the Big Top on Market Street!