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.
At the root of all our research that has taken us around the world during the last 38 years is the certainty that there are stories that can heal. The theatre acts like a medicine, searching for magical architectures and structures where the evo-cation of real or imaginary events produce benefits, pleasure, emotion, catharsis. We’ve met shamans in Russia, Mexico, Canada, Peru, Brazil, India, Bolivia, Nepal, Ethiopia and Chile and each time we have tried to gather fragments of ancestral wisdom. The fear of the dark, the loss of a family member, the wounds of love produce painful sores that only certain stories can heal. Over the years we have created shows on watermarked paper in which elements of this research were imprinted. Using lightness and adapting ourselves to it we have developed stories where illness and healing have always been present; from “Icaro” to “Così si tirava il destino”, from “Nebbia” to “Donka” to arrive at “Per Te”.I met Pablo many years ago in Mexico and we formed a profound friendship. I took him with me to Canada and he became an integral part of the Company when “I made the new version of “Brutta Canaglia la Solitudine”. In Buenos Aires a few years ago he told me about one of his […]