On Friday, I joined a star-studded audience got to see the latest Cirque du Soleil performance, the premiere of Amaluna at Atlantic Station. Among the stars in attendance were Chloe Grace Moretz (Carrie, The Equalizer), Jessica Szohr (Gossip Girl), Cynthia Bailey and Kenya Moore (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), and CW’s own Danielle Campbell, Charles Michael Davis, Nathaniel Buzolic (The Originals) and Steven R. McQueen (The Vampire Diaries).
Cirque du Soleil is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary, and they have brought their big top to Atlanta to celebrate. Their latest show is called Amaluna, which invites the audience to experience a mysterious island governed by Goddess and guided by the cycles of the moon. The queen of the island, Pospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity and passes on the traditions and values from one generation to the next.
For the first time in Cirque du Soleil’s history the cast is over seventy percent female and the program draws such classical influences such as tales from Greek and Norse Mythology, Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
The center of Amaluna is a love story between Pospera’s daughter and a young sailor who has shipwrecked on the island. Their love will face numerous trials and setbacks before they can finally come together.
Amaluna brings to Atlanta everything that Cirque du Soleil is known for. The stage is filled with acrobats, jugglers, trapeze artists, with feats of strength and agility that constantly make the audience fill with wonder and amazement. As usual, music plays an important aspect of the performance, and the all female band fills the tent with incredible sounds and melodies.
There isn’t a bad seat in the house, so go see an incredible show that will have you talking about it for weeks to come!
To celebrate the Premiere in Atlanta and due to an overwhelming demand, additional show dates have been added with some tickets starting as low as $35. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.cirquedusoleil.com/amaluna or by calling 1-877-9 CIRQUE. Amaluna will run in Atlanta until November 30, 2014.