JUST IN TIME FOR VALENTINES DAY: Cirque du Soleil has a special offer for its Big Top show, AMALUNA, coming to Phoenix March 15-April 14 under the iconic Yellow-and-Blue Grand Chapiteau at State Farm Stadium. (This is where the AZ Cardinals play in case you were wondering!)
You can now purchase two tickets for $129- seriously a STEAL! I mean, who doesn’t want to spend a date night watching performers risk their lives and bend their bodies that we didn’t even know was possible? The AMALUNA Valentine’s offer is valid from January 30th – February 15 for the weekday performances held March 18 – April 5th in price levels 1, 2 and the Premium section. AKA: get your tickets right now.
Visit https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/usa/phoenix/deals to purchase.
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.
AMALUNA is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon”; a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet. AMALUNA is also the name of the mysterious island where this magical story unfolds.
For the first time in Cirque du Soleil’s history, AMALUNA features a cast that comprises mostly women, with a 100% female band. “Amaluna is a tribute to the work and voice of women,” explains Director of Creation Fernand Rainville. “The show is a reflection on balance from a women’s perspective,” he adds. Director Diane Paulus, winner of a 2013 Tony Award (Pippin) and named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2014, says: “I didn’t want to build a ‘women’s agenda’ show. I wanted to create a show with women at the center of it, something that had a hidden story that featured women as the heroines.” 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.
For information on Cirque du Soleil’s AMALUNA visit https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/amaluna