A new Cirque show premiering under the blue and yellow Big Top at National Harbor?!
After the remarkable success of TOTEM in 2012, Cirque du Soleil returns to the Washington, DC area with its newest touring show in our favorite Cirque venue, under the Big Top tent. Amaluna, which premieres on July 31 at National Harbor, is Cirque du Soleil’s 32nd production — in its 30th Anniversary year — and a return to a focus on the Mother figure, maturity, and cycles of the Moon.
According to a release this week: “Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next.
In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men lands on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.”
For the first time in Cirque du Soleil’s history, the cast of this show will feature a majority female cast and an entirely female band.
*All images courtesy Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna