Like Pixar has done with its first female oriented animated feature Brave, Cirque du Soleil has also jumped on the female power bandwagon. Amaluna is the latest Cirque du Soleil production and is making its usual Montreal debut under the striped tent at the Old Port.
The story centers around an island ruled by goddesses and directed by the cycles of the moon. A young woman’s coming-of-age ceremony is presided over by her mother, the queen Prospera. The female attributes of regeneration, rebirth, equilibrium, and feminity are passed on from generation to generation through this ceremony. Prospera causes a storm and during the midst of it all a man lands on the island. The young man and Prospera’s daughter fall in love. Their path to a life together will not, however, be an easy one as there will be plenty of trials and tests along the way.
The show, under the guidance of Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté, is the brainchild of creator Fernand Rainville and director Diane Paulus.
-Dates: April 19 – July 15, 2012
-Venue: Old Port of Montreal
-Ticket Purchase: www.tickets.cirquedusoleil.com
-Ticket Prices: Adult – $43.50, $63.50, $94.50, $105.50, $153.50
Child (2-12) – $33.00, $47.00, $69.00, $77.00, $111.50
Students (13+) + Seniors (65+) – $40.00, $58.00, $86.00, $96.00, $139.50
-Show Times: 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.