LUZIA By Cirque Du Soleil Arrives At OC Fair & Event Center Now-March 25th

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LUZIA by Cirque Du Soleil has arrived to Orange County!

Now through March 25th, the OC Fair & Event Center will be the temporary home of  Cirque Du Soleil’s white “Big Top.”

Opening night of LUZIA was a night to remember… The unique sights and sounds of this sensational show took me on an unexpected journey. One that transported me into a magical world with strange creatures, music, clowns, aerial performers, acrobats, and other peculiar oddities.

Thank you Cirque Du Soleil for inviting me to see LUZIA opening night. All opinions are my own.

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Photo credit : Matt Beard

A Waking Dream Of Mexico

LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes the soul…

Through a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA invites audiences to escape on a surrealistic journey through a sumptuous and vibrant world suspended somewhere between dreams and reality. Smoothly passing from an old movie set to the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. Rich in awe-inspiring moments, LUZIA enchants by incorporating rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes – a first for a Cirque du Soleil touring production.

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Photo credit : Matt Beard

The larger than life back drops were elaborate and had vibrant colors. The fairytale scenery made the stage come alive!

In the scene above, the morning sun rises and a woman and a metallic horse run together to awake this imaginary Mexico where the journey of the traveler will take place. The running woman spreads her butterfly wings in a tribute to the annual migratory journey of the monarch butterfly from Southern Canada to Central Mexico.

This was a breathtaking performance that gave me the chills.

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Photo credit : Matt Beard

The extraordinary artist’s performances were hypnotic, and their body movements were flawlessly in sync.

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Photo credit : Matt Beard

I was truly mesmerized by the precision, strength, and skill level of the acrobats.

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Photo credit : Matt Beard

In a tribute to the art of speed juggling popular in Mexico, an artist manages to juggle seven pins at breakneck speeds. The pins whirl so fast they become a metallic blur just like the propellers of an airplane. the juggler engages in a dialogue with the Marimba, a musical instrument typical of the Veracruz region in Eastern Mexico.

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Photo credit : Matt Beard

The candlelight procession was climatic and transcended us. The live music was soulful and moving.

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From start to finish, LUZIA was a dream that I did not want to wake up from…

It was no surprise that the show ended with a standing ovation.

BRAVO! I can’t praise this show enough, LUZIA is a MUST-SEE!

Tickets:

$50 general admission (Premium and VIP seating will be available).

Parking is $10 general, $15 preferred, $20 bus/limo

Performances:

Sundays, 1:30 & 5 p.m.; Tuesday & Wednesday, 8 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 4:30 & 8p.m.

 

 

 

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