Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon.
A fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon”, Amaluna symbolizes femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet. It is also the name of the mysterious island where this magical story unfolds.
Based on Wiliam Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Amaluna is made of brilliant aereal and acrobatic routines where artists fly over audience on straps, twist in a playful high-speed, perform in unicycle, bars , poles and do hand-balancing in a waterbowl among others.
Written and directed by Tony Award-winning director, Diane Paulus, Cirque du Soleil’s 33rd production Amaluna is a celebration of love and a tribute to the work and voice of women.
Running until October 20 Under the Big Top in Sterling Lyon and Kenaston with tickets starting at $49.00 (plus fees).
For tickets, www.cirquedusoleil.com
(Photo credit: Cirque du Soleil/Tourism Winnipeg).