Winnipegers, including some kababayans, already got to watch Cirque du Soleil’s new offering , Amaluna which premiered last September 14 , 2019 under the White Big Top at Sterling Lyon Parkway and Kenaston Boulevard. The critically acclaimed production was written and directed by Tony Award-winning director, Diane Paulus. Amaluna is Cirque’s 33rd production and is here in Winnipeg for 43 performances.
Amaluna takes place in an island that is governed by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. The story unfolds in the mysterious island of Amaluna where a young man and the queen’s daughter fell in love with each other but their love will be put to test.
The trials of their love is where the whole show revolves. Amaluna is a tribute to the work and voice of women,” explains Director of Creation Fernand Rainville.
Amaluna is a combination of the words ama, which refers to “mother” and luna, which means “moon”; a symbol of femininity that depicts both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet.
Show reviews from some of our kababayans :
Kris Ontong: Cirque du Soleil brought out everyone’s inner child last night as we entered the spellbinding island of Amaluna! It was my family’s first time to ever watch a circus, so we were all mesmerized by the aerial and acrobatic artistry! Every now and then, my daughter Lexie would nudge me, beam widely and flash the double thumbs up sign to let me know that she’s having a great time! As for my Mom, this is an item that she can now cross off her bucket list. Amaluna stands out from other Cirque shows because it has a story that the audience can easily follow and it’s based partly on Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’.
Noreen Lagac: “Breathtaking. Cirque du Soleil never disappoints. I would watch it again.”
Dale Garrido: You only hear Cirq – the show when you’re in Vegas, well – here it is.
Winnipeg, it will not disappoint. From beginning to end, Amaluna defies the capabilities of a human strength, conditioning and concentration. The performers provides an “aw” with storyline and a perfect orchestrated music. Dont rely on my reviews – WINNIPEG GO SEE IT!!!
Amaluna is playing until October 20, 2019 in Winnipeg.