Less than a week after the movable performance art feast that is Art Basel is over, the Cirque du Soleil has rolled in to town with a new show called Amaluna. While all the Cirque shows have some commonalities—amazing acrobatics, emotive live music and a visual feast—this one is ruled by Goddesses who govern a mysterious island and live by the moon and it’s cycles. There is a rite-of-passage ceremony for the daughter of the queen named Prospera, a storm and a shipwrecked young man that lands on the island… and falls for Prospera.
Interesting stuff, right? Indeed, but even if you never figure out what’s really going on, the human circus is a show never to forget. After all, in the Quebec-based circus’ 30 plus years, shows have only grown more elaborate, constantly upgrading to stay on the cutting edge of technology. The famous tent is set up on the grounds of Sun Life Stadium. Get tickets for the extended run, which goes through January 25th at www.cirquedusoleil.com/amaluna