THE Wondrous World of LUZIA
There are some special moments in life that are just meant to be shared with family and friends. Dinner, drinks and Cirque du Soleil is one of those special moments. I got together with my special mom BFF and we attended the beautiful show of Luzia. Here is her story about her very first Cirque du Soleil show….
From the moment you enter the tent you’re met with an array of lights and sounds. Concession stands and gift shops aplenty. After grabbing a drink, I made my way to my seat. There was a brief pre-show with the cutest mechanical tin man like gnomes. The beautiful colors of the set and costume designs were accompanied by fun, lively music of the Mexican culture.
It all begins with a lanky man in a free fall from a crashing plane. Once on the ground, it appears he has landed in the magical world of “Luzia”. He immediately journeys into a rainforest of sorts
where he meets a giant butterfly. A simple flap of her enormous wings sends a flock of hummingbirds flitting through a tower of hoops. There was a series of acrobatic displays of talent. All too familiar I should say, but nonetheless talented. The waterfall in the middle of the stage was a nice touch.
LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes the soul. With a surrealistic series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity.
At times the stage transformed from a sparkling pool to a glistening waterfall with designs of Earths beautiful creatures laced into it. There was a beach scene where the act was to mimic filming a scene in a movie. I’m not sure how this fit into the Mexican cultured theme of “Luzia” but the lifeguard was entertaining as he towered higher and higher doing handstands on what looked like plungers. Then there was the contortionist. He twists and turns his body into shapes that can only be described as a pretzel. His head was under his legs and then his legs were over his shoulders and his back was twisted in a way that you could see his face through his legs. Intrigued? Me too. Give me some salt because I was digging it!
The whole show is simply beautiful. The artists are the ones that bring the show to life. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend you make your way to the OC Fair & Event Center to watch Luzia. But you better hurry!!! It’s only here, in the OC, until the 25th!
OC Fair & Event Center
February 21, 2018 – March 25, 2018
Check out the story on my Instagram on your phone! There you can see videos and more images from the show. I also want to invite you to follow them on social media:
Facebook – facebook.com/LUZIAbycirquedusoleil
Twitter – @Cirque #LUZIA @cirquedusoleil
Instagram – @cirquedusoleil #LUZIA #cirquedusoleil
This is not a paid post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. We received media ticket to facilitate this review.
Liz is a Mexican-American blogger living in Southern California. Married 19 years, and a mami to 3 kids, her content is inspired from living in and raising a multicultural familia. Liz has been blogging for more than 7 years, establishing herself as a nationally recognized Latina blogger. She often blogs in Spanglish and may throw in some Tagalog when talking about her hubby. You can also find her chit chatting away at @Liz_Cerezo on Twitter!