The highlight of past weekend was attending Cirque du Soleil’s new show, Luzia. We’ve seen other Cirque’s shows in Las Vegas hotels’ theaters, but never under the big tent before. Being avid fans of Cirque, we were thrilled when we found out Cirque’s headquarter is in Montreal. And we were one of the first to see Luzia as it’s not yet featured anywhere else.


Inspired by Mexico, the writers of Luzia created a show that takes you to imaginary Mexico. It is a waking dream, with vibrant colors, light, underwater, animals, and rain. The show is both poetic and surreal. It conjures up monumental Mexico, weaving in the country’s mix of influence over the course of many centuries. From the set design, costumes, acrobatic performance, and music, Luzia explores various themes linked to the country’s culture, history, and myths. The themes are based on speed, monumentality, rain in different manifestations, animal-life surrealism, and a poetic vision of reality.

Just like with other Cirque du Soleil shows, Luzia is a high-quality production with diverse performances and singing. We loved every moment of it. Luzia had us taken from the start of the show to its finale. This fantastic show proved to be fun, entertaining and fascinating.

Pictures were not allowed during the show, but I took this right before it started. This opening in Luzia features a field of cempasuchil, or Mexican marigold, in bloom. This is the main element to Day of the Dead altars. The scent and orange color appearance of the flowers represent deepest memories of the Mexican people, as it was used in religious and pagan rituals dating back to pre-Hispanic times. With the field purposely shown in LUZIA, it is not only there for esthetic reasons, but to convey a meaningful ritual that is rooted in emotion.

Below are not my pictures, but they are courtesy of Cirque du Soleil. The pictures capture different acts of the show.
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Luzia will feature in the US next in San Francisco, so if you get a chance to see this show I highly recommend it! If you enjoy Cirque du Soleil shows as much as we do, you won’t be disappointed.



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