Entertainment Editor

For the first time in Central Florida, Cirque du Soleil is presenting a show under the Big Top. From March 7-31, 2019, guests can experience the visually stunning production LUZIA — A waking dream of Mexico.

“We are very excited to finally be bringing our signature Big Top experience to Orlando with LUZIA,” said Francis Jalbert, publicist for Cirque du Soleil’s LUZIA. “Orlando has been very supportive of Cirque du Soleil for years through La Nouba and our Arena productions, but local audiences have never had the chance to feel the excitement and experience the unique magic of attending one of our productions under the Big Top.”

Since the company’s beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil has presented Big Top shows all around the world. LUZIA is the 17th show on this list.

LUZIA under the Big Top will take place at the Florida Mall (8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando).

Tickets are on sale now for $54 per ticket, and can be purchased online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia. Guests can choose to join the Cirque Club — a free membership, with benefits including advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind-the-scenes information.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, its shows and the Cirque Club, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.



Provided by Cirque du Soleil

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 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), a juggler tossing seven pins at breakneck speed, and two football (soccer) freestylers deftly mixing street dance with mind-blowing ball manipulation.