Thursday, April 12, 2018

Cirque du Soleil’s Surreal Production, LUZIA Opens Tonight!

Contorsion - 2016 Cirque du Soleil (Photo: Matt Beard)

From our friends at Cirque du Soleil...

Cirque du Soleil’s Surreal Production, LUZIA Opens Tonight! 

Three weeks of performances added through June 17, 2018 under the white-and-gold Big Top at Tysons II

Cirque du Soleil is opening tonight with its delightfully-imaginative and visually-stunning production LUZIA. Due to popular demand, three weeks of performances have been added to LUZIA’s engagement, now through June 17, 2018 under a redesigned white-and-gold Big Top at Tysons II. For show and ticket information, please visit Tickets start at $39.

About LUZIA - A waking dream of Mexico:
In a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA takes audiences on a surrealistic journey though an imaginary Mexico - a sumptuous 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.

“LUZIA(...) is superb. 4 stars!”

“Dazzle(s) the eye with luminous spectacle and gasp-worthy, derring-do.”

With mesmerizing and refreshing performances, LUZIA brings traditional and contemporary circus disciplines to a whole new level. Cyr Wheel artists perform the unprecedented feat of rolling and spinning under the rain, while an aerialist suspended from a Trapeze flies and twirls through pouring showers. Hoop Diving is taken onto gigantic treadmills, expanding exponentially the speed and amount of daring leaps executed. Jaw-dropping highlights include a male contortionist skillfully twisting his body in the world’s most unimaginable positions, a powerful Aerial Straps specialist defying the laws of gravity at the center of a cenote (natural sinkhole), and two football (soccer) freestylers deftly mixing street dance with mind-blowing ball manipulations.

Football Dance - 2016 Cirque du Soleil (Photo: Matt Beard)

To watch a preview video of LUZIA, visit

To learn more about the integration of water in LUZIA, watch

#LUZIAself - the LUZIA web-series:
Discover the unique stories, talent and passions of 14 selected cast members of LUZIA through a series of 10 lighthearted webisodes:

Follow #LUZIA and #cirquedusoleil on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Official Partners & Sponsors:

Cirque du Soleil wishes to thank MÉXICO, an affiliate partner of LUZIA, and Forsythe Technology, official sponsor of Cirque du Soleil.

About Cirque du Soleil:
LUZIA is Cirque du Soleil’s 38th original production since 1984, and its 17th show presented under the Big Top. From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries.

Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 180 million spectators in more than 450 cities in over sixty countries on six continents.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit