Cirque du Soleil’s latest show is a breathtaking celebration of the female spirit

Aerial Hoop and Water bowl. Photo by Laurence Labat.

Set on an otherworldly island ruled by goddesses, Amaluna is Cirque du Soleil’s 32nd production since 1984. Now playing at the Grand Chapiteau at Port Lands on Cherry Street, this newest creation is an awe-inspiring spectacle of epic unparallelled proportions.

Featuring a remarkable set by Diane Paulus, ethereal costumes by designer Mérédith Caron, and live music by an all-female band, the cast of characters comes to life in a stunning tribute to womanhood. Each of the acts, from the unicycle, to the Chinese poles, tight wire and aerial straps, is more amazing than the last, leaving the audience in a constant state of wonder.

Memorable scenes include a bold hand balancing routine performed on a waterbowl by the moon goddess’ daughter Miranda, as well as a challenging manipulation sequence in which the Balance Goddess pieces together a fragile mobile structure made of 13 mobile palm leaf ribs.

While the love story between Miranda and her muscular suitor Romeo is the focus of Amaluna, the silly romance between their clownish counterparts, Deeda and Jeeves, also entertains the crowd throughout. A few scenes are longer than they need to be, but most people will be too enchanted to notice. Another must-see magical feat by the ever inspiring Cirque.

Watch a preview video of the show here.

Amaluna runs until November 4 under the blue-and-yellow Big Top at Port Lands on Cherry Street. Visit for more information and to buy tickets.

Show Dates: 
Thu, 2012-09-06 - Sun, 2012-11-04
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