Cirque du Soleil is Coming Back to Tysons

Cirque du Soleil’s astounding production opens in Washington on April 13, 2018 under the white-and-gold Big Top at Tysons II


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Tysons, VA (November 29, 2017) – Cirque du Soleil is coming to Washington with its delightfully-imaginative and visually-stunning production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. From April 13 – May 13, 2018, audiences are invited to a redesigned white-and-gold Big Top at Tysons II to escape to an imaginary Mexico – a sumptuous world suspended between dreams and reality. Starting November 30, tickets for LUZIA will be available online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia. Tickets start at $39.

In a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA takes audiences on a surrealistic journey through a vibrant world filled with wonders, playfulness and striking artistry. 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.

With mesmerizing and refreshing acrobatic 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 Guinness World Record holder juggling six pins at breakneck speeds, 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 manipulation.

Discover the unique stories, talent and passions of 14 selected cast members of LUZIA through a series of 10 lighthearted webisodes: http://cirk.me/LuziaSelf.

More about LUZIA – A waking dream of Mexico

Written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, in association with Brigitte Poupart, 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.

For more information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia.
To watch a preview video of LUZIA, visit www.cirk.me/LUZIA_Preview.
To learn more about the integration of water in LUZIA, watch http://cirk.me/LUZIAWaterVideo.

#LUZIAself – the LUZIA webseries

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Prestige VIP Packages

Various Prestige VIP Packages giving access to the best seats and a delectable culinary pre-show experience are available for selected performances of LUZIA. The exclusive VIP section extends the show’s experience in a unique setting evoking the colors, the flavors and the effervescence of Mexico. For more information about individual packages and corporate hospitality opportunities, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia.

Partners & Sponsors

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

Cirque du Soleil

LUZIA is Cirque du Soleil’s 38th original production since 1984, and its 17th show presented under the Big Top. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in more than 400 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.
To find out more about the ONE DROP Foundation, visit www.onedrop.org.

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Aba Kwawu and Ashley Arias | TAA Public Relations
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