We wanna send you and a friend to see Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil!
Cirque du Soleil returns to San Francisco with its production of “Amaluna,” under the Big Top at Oracle Park’s Lot A. “Amaluna” offers another installment of Cirque’s famous and beloved “nouveau cirque” style, with a strong central storyline told by amazing live acrobatic performers, set to continuous live music.
“Amaluna” is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon,” a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet.
Loosely inspired by William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” “Amaluna” takes place on a mysterious island ruled by goddesses. After directing her daughter’s coming of age ceremony, honoring femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance, Queen Prospera causes a storm. A group of young men wash up on the isle, triggering an epic love story between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. Theirs is a love that will be tested. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.
Highlights of the show include:
Performers fly out over the audience on straps suspended from the Carousel, a rotating apparatus high above them. This spectacular demonstration of four-dimensional flight calls for precision timing, in addition to the skills and physical strength it takes to move at high velocity through 360 degrees.
Young men launch themselves high into the air, twisting and turning in a playful high-speed demonstration of skill. They pull off several seemingly impossible feats.
The captured young men help the Amazons to present a fast-paced theatrical version of the classic gymnastic routine.
Cerceau & Waterbowl
Miranda plays in the water bowl, discovering her own physicality and expressing her sinuous sexuality as she performs a challenging hand-balancing routine.
“Amaluna” is a two hour and ten minute performance, including a 25 minute intermission.
Thursday, December 19, 2019 8PM AND Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8PM
Oracle Park | Tickets can be purchased here