Luzia (Cirque du Soleil)

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Luzia
Luzia Logo.png
Logo for Cirque du Soleil's Luzia
CompanyCirque du Soleil
GenreContemporary circus
Show typeTouring show
Date of premiereApril 21, 2016 (Montreal)
Creative team
Conception and directorDaniele Finzi Pasca
Other information
Preceded byParamour (2016)
Succeeded bySép7imo Día - No Descansaré (2017)
Official website
Cyr wheel act from Luzia

Luzia is a Cirque du Soleil show inspired by the richness of the Mexican culture. The name Luzia fuses the sound of luz ("light" in Spanish) and lluvia ("rain"), two elements at the core of the show’s creation.[citation needed]

Luzia has a cast of 44 artists from 15 countries; it is Cirque du Soleil’s 38th production since 1984, and its 17th show presented under the Big Top. Its creative team comprises 16 creators under the artistic guidance of director Daniele Finzi Pasca.[citation needed]

Music[edit]

The music listed below is from the soundtrack released at the premiere of the show, but does not represent the live music in the show. The soundtrack was recorded in partnership with 'Bostich + Fussible' (real names: Ramón Amezcua and Pepe Mogt) who remixed some of the Luzia songs composed by Simon Carpentier. In an interview with Billboard.com, Alain Vinet, Cirque du Soleil's musical director explained the reason for the partnership: "Normally, the albums come out six months down the road, or a year down the road [after the show opens], because when we are in creation, the musicians are really, really busy; it’s impossible for us to take them out of the creation. But the mandate was for us to have the CD for the opening of the show. The only way we could achieve this was to outsource the production of the CD, and that is why we went with Nortec."[1]

Track titles as they appear in order on the CD:

  1. "Asi Es La Vida" (Hoop diving on treadmills)
  2. "Tiembla La Tierra" (Adagio)
  3. "Flores En El Desierto" (Cyr wheel and trapeze)
  4. "Pambolero" (Football dance)
  5. "Pez Volador" (Handbalancing)
  6. "Los Mosquitos" (Masts and poles)
  7. "Alebrijes" (Contortion)
  8. "Tlaloc" (Aerial straps)
  9. "Cierra Los Ojos" (Water curtain)
  10. "Fiesta Finale" (Curtain call)

Tour[edit]

The grand chapiteau for Luzia in Toronto, September 2016

Luzia began its Grand Chapiteau tour in North America in a white and yellow Big Top whose solar system elements reflect the importance of space, and especially the moon, in Mexican culture. The main tent is white with yellow curves to represent the paths of the planets around the moon, and the artistic tent is yellow to represent the sun. A Tapis Rouge tent was introduced at the San Francisco run.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Judy Cantor-Navas (2016-04-18). "Behind Cirque du Soleil's Mexican-Inspired Electronic Infused New 'Luzia' Soundtrack". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
  2. ^ LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil – A New VIP Experience. YouTube. October 19, 2016.

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