Congratulations to Kimberly W. for winning the 4 pack of tickets to the show! This giveaway is now over.
Get excited people! The iconic blue and yellow big top of Cirque du Soleil is back at Atlantic Station! Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2014, Cirque du Soleil brings Amaluna to Atlanta. Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Amaluna’s Tony Award-winning Show Director, Diane Paulus, drew from a series of classical influences when creating the concept of the show; including tales from Greek and Norse mythology, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Amaluna will be performing at Atlantic Station in Atlanta through November 30, 2014.
I was given the opportunity to attend a viewing of the show. I surprised my dad with the outing to celebrate his 70th birthday. We both were mesmerized by the usual colors, costumes, and aerial acrobatics. Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by the Goddesses/Queen Prospera, and guided by the cycles of the moon. For the first time at Cirque du Soleil, the cast of a show is 70% female and the band, 100%. The band was killing it for the show. The musicians share the stage with acrobats at times so it was cool to be able to see the brilliant women play a variety of instruments, including rocking guitars, keyboards, and even a cello.
The music was a blazing force paired perfectly with the feats of agility and sheer strength of the cast. I was blown away by the acrobat playing Miranda, Prospera’s daughter and the use of a massive waterbowl that stole the show for me. The Waterbowl is a piece of acrobatic equipment that doubles as a dramatic set element. Miranda performs a breathtaking hand-balancing routine before diving and swirling through the water.
Another highlight for me was the amazing juggling performance of Cali, the half-lizard, half-human, all jealous of Miranda’s affection for the hearthrob of the show, Romeo. If you have never seen a man physically juggle balls of fire, then you must see this show. Your eyes will pop out of their sockets just like mine did!
Now for the best part! Do you want to see the fabulousness of Amaluna for yourself at Atlantic Station?
I am giving away a 4-pack of tickets for the show, November 5, 2014! To enter to win the tickets, just leave a simple comment on this post telling me who you would take with you to see Amaluna!
The tickets are date, show time specific, so if you can’t attend the 7:30 show on Wednesday, November 5th, you’ll probably want to skip entering the giveaway.
Giveaway closes promptly at Noon, Tuesday, November 4, 2014!
If you can’t attend on the 5th, don’t worry! I have something special for you too! Check out my special custom Amaluna discount code just for y’all! You can experience Amaluna from Cirque du Soleil and check out the colorful big top at Atlantic Station. Save 20% on a Family 4 Pack and take an adventure to an island governed by goddesses. CLICK HERE and buy your tickets today.
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I am always truly impressed by the vastness that is the traveling tent! Cirque du Soleil’s mobile village includes the Big Top, one large entrance tent, artistic tent, kitchen, school, offices, warehouses and more. The village is completely self-sufficient for electrical power, the site relies only on a local water supply and telecommunication facilities to support its infrastructure.
If you have never been to a Cirque du Soleil show, you may think it’s all acrobatics. That’s certainly not true. There is also a good amount of typical circus humor woven through the acts and I highly advise you checking out the show before it leaves town November 30th.