Described as a “waking dream of Mexico,” Cirque du Soleil’s latest spectacle, Luzia, was written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca who lived, worked and traveled in this country for more than ten years.
The famed Montreal-based troupe has once again landed in Guadalajara to present this beautifully-crafted experience from August 30 through September 16. The multi-national cast of more than 100 includes performers from 18 nations, as well as a large compliment of backstage helpers, coaches and therapists.
The show has earned widespread critical praise since its debut in April 2016, partly for its masterly combination of technology and art, featuring music, hummingbirds, a butterfly, life-size horses, aerialists, trapeze artists, a contortionist, soccer ball wizards and Cyr wheel artists.
The famed troupe brings its Mexican-themed show, Luzia, to Guadalajara for a series of presentations. Luzia is inspired by the richness of the Mexican culture, its name fusing the sound of luz (light in Spanish) and lluvia (rain), two elements at the core of the show’s creation.
The show features a cast of 44 artists from 15 countries and is Cirque du Soleil’s 38th production since 1984. Its promoters in this country describe the show as “a sumptuous journey through an imaginary Mexico – a surreal world suspended between dreams and real life.”