Lúzia Archive

  • Interview with Shelli Epstein from LUZIA

    Interview with Shelli Epstein from LUZIA

    British-Israeli performer Shelli Epstein plays the Running Woman in Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia. The show, dubbed ‘A Waking Dream of Mexico’ is the company’s latest to tour to the UK, opening at the Royal Albert Hall in January 2020. It also marks the thirty year anniversary of Cirque du Soleil in the UK.

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  • Cirque in Cinema Presents: LUZIA

    Cirque in Cinema Presents: LUZIA

    For one night only, Cirque du Soleil in Cinema transports its internationally acclaimed show LUZIA to the big screen. Through a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, it invites audiences to escape on a surrealistic journey through a sumptuous and vibrant world suspended somewhere between dreams and reality.

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  • Luzia’s Naomi Zimmerman Wows Crowds & Makes It Look Easy

    Luzia’s Naomi Zimmerman Wows Crowds & Makes It Look Easy

    From a young age, we've been told to reach for the sky. Well, one woman took that advice seriously, and has reached new limits by joining one of the most influential performance groups in the world. Dealing with a frantic work schedule and relentless training isn't easy for most, but Naomi Zimmerman, a Cirque du Soleil performer, hasn't let any of those obstacles stop her from doing what she loves most.

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  • A Peek Into The LUZIA VIP experience

    A Peek Into The LUZIA VIP experience

    Have you wondered about the VIP experience at Cirque du Soleil’s “Luzia”? Dreaming about how “the other half” lives? Here’s a look at what’s happening in the private tent reserved for those who purchase a VIP ticket to the colorful show under the big top at Florida Mall.

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  • The Real-Life Diet of Aleksei Goloborodko, the Most Flexible Man in the World

    The Real-Life Diet of Aleksei Goloborodko, the Most Flexible Man in the World

    On the spectrum of human flexibility, 24-year-old Aleksei Goloborodko lies somewhere between “world-class contortionist” and “literally made of pipe cleaners.” Originally from Tula, Russia, the Bronze Clown winner—the circus world’s equivalent of the Oscars—is currently crisscrossing the globe (and his body) on tour with Cirque du Soleil’s production of Luzia. He talks extreme stretching, meal planning, and his advice for aspiring circus performers everywhere.

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  • LUZIA Celebrates 1,000th Performance!

    LUZIA Celebrates 1,000th Performance!

    On Saturday, January 12th, Cirque du Soleil's Luzia celebrated it's 1,000th performance. Congratulations!

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  • “Underneath an Empty Big Top: Raising the Tent”

    “Underneath an Empty Big Top: Raising the Tent”

    Cirque uses the construction of the tent in each city as a piece of publicity, inviting media to attend “tent raisings,” another way of getting free press on the evening news. After years of seeing those quick bits of news on local TV, we decided to see what goes on at one of them ourselves. And for that we chose LUZIA.

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  • Meet Abou Traore – Luzia’s Footballer

    Meet Abou Traore – Luzia’s Footballer

    While many of us have seen famous soccer players break into dance in celebration of a hard earned goal on the field or a breakdancer who weaves a few ball tricks into their act, the idea of a performance sport that intertwines soccer skills and dance at a professional level is relatively new. Those in the know refer to it as 'Freestyle Football,' and former Guinean soccer player Abou Traore is among the top performers in this amazing discipline.

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  • Laura Biondo Is a Force To Be Reckoned With

    Laura Biondo Is a Force To Be Reckoned With

    As one of the top freestylers in the world, Laura Biondo is changing the playing field by inspiring the next generation of athletes worldwide. Originally born in Venezuela, Laura Biondo has traveled and lived around the world. After playing professional soccer in Italy for Foroni & Bardolino, Biondo discovered freestyle soccer from her brother. She immediately fell in love with it because of the creativity, passion, and community it involved.

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  • CDS: Masters of Performance and … Water Filtration?

    CDS: Masters of Performance and … Water Filtration?

    If you've ever seen a Cirque du Soleil show, you know to expect a rich integration of stunning visuals, evocative music and dazzling performances. But the Canadian entertainment company also exhibits technical mastery — and its show "Luzia" has the 50-foot (15-meter) onstage waterfall to prove it.

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  • LUZIA Among Costume Winners for the Metro Fashion Awards

    LUZIA Among Costume Winners for the Metro Fashion Awards

    Metropolitan Fashion Week announced winners of its METROPOLITAN FASHION AWARDS honoring outstanding achievements in fashion and costume design in motion pictures, television, and live performance during the 5th Annual Metropolitan Fashion Week’s Closing Gala & Fashion Awards at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center. And LUZIA was honored with a win!

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  • New South Loop Mural a Gift from Cirque du Soleil

    New South Loop Mural a Gift from Cirque du Soleil

    To help honor Chicago’s Year of Public Art, Cirque du Soleil, in partnership with Columbia College Chicago and the Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC), commissioned local artist Gloria “Gloe” Talamantes to create a mural inspired by “Luzia,” a production whose images of butterflies and rain are captured in the work.

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  • Cirque Commissions Mural for Chicago’s Year of Public Art

    Cirque Commissions Mural for Chicago’s Year of Public Art

    Cirque du Soleil announces a partnership with Columbia College Chicago and the Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) that will add a new public mural downtown in honor of the city's Year of Public Art. Local artist Gloria "Gloe" Talamantes is creating the mural, inspired by its highly acclaimed production LUZIA.

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  • Meet the Athletic Artists Behind Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Luzia’

    Meet the Athletic Artists Behind Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Luzia’

    The French Canadian circus rolled into Chi-town this week and raised its giant tent in the parking lot of the United Center. Chicago Tonight got a backstage pass to meet the performers of “Luzia: A Waking Dream of Mexico."

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  • CirqueVR: “Through The Masks Of LUZIA” Launches Today!

    CirqueVR: “Through The Masks Of LUZIA” Launches Today!

    Cirque du Soleil and Felix & Paul Studios today announced the latest virtual reality experience. Through the Masks of LUZIA takes the audience to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light quenches the spirit and rain soothes the soul. The creation is a poetic and acrobatic ode to the rich, vibrant culture of a country whose wealth stems from an extraordinary mix of influences and creative collisions.

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