There is truly no limit to the human body.
It’s a thing of wonder and beauty and women have every right to celebrate it in a way that shows high regard for their femininity. That’s why I was so happy to see some of the most talented women from all over the world work their wonder in the wonderful roadshow Amaluna, showing now at Atlantic Station.
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.
The name 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 the story unfolds. For the first time at Cirque du Soleil, the cast of a show is 70% female and the band, 100%.
“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 woman’s perspective,“ he adds. Show Director Diane Paulus says:“Amaluna is less about feminism and more about reconnecting to our world in a different way.”
I was in awe seeing acts that defied gravity and what my mind could make sense of. Like the Balance Goddess who creates a world in equilibrium with a mobile made of thirteen palm leaf ribs.
An ode to balance, her movements are slow, deliberate and almost meditative as she concentrates all her attention on this literally breathtaking structure. And then she removes the smallest piece, everything disintegrates. It was something awesome to see.
Also there are 17 nationalities in the show. This is the 33rd Cirque du Soleil production And there are 19 diff shows showcasing around the world now.
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