CIRQUE DU SOLEIL RETURNS TO SYDNEY (AND THE ENTERTAINMENT QUARTER) WITH ‘LUZIA’
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA WITH ITS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED BIG TOP PRODUCTION
FOR A NATIONAL TOUR IN 2024-2025
CELEBRATING CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY IN AUSTRALIA
Featuring breathtaking acrobatic performances and the first rain curtain on a touring show, LUZIA takes audiences on a surreal escape to an imaginary Mexico.
Cirque du Soleil’s big top is returning to Australia with its critically acclaimed and jaw-dropping production of LUZIA, for a 2024-2025 national tour, visiting Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney. These performances will highlight the 25th anniversary of Cirque du Soleil in Australia. Cirque Club members can access the presale starting October 9th, public on sale will start on October 13th.
Written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, LUZIA invites you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes the soul. In a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA till take the Australian 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.
“We are thrilled to finally bring LUZIA to Australia and celebrate 25 years of shows with a national tour. We know many Australian fans have already fallen in love with the unique atmosphere of the Big Top and we can’t wait for a new generation of fans to experience our shows in its most iconic venue,’’ said Duncan J. Fischer, President – Touring Shows, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group.
About the show:
With mesmerising 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 skilfully twisting his body in the world’s most unimaginable positions, a powerful Aerial Straps specialist defying the laws of gravity at the centre of a cenote (natural sinkhole), a juggler tossing seven pins at breakneck speed, and two football freestylers deftly mixing street dance with mind-blowing ball manipulation.
- LUZIA premiered in April 2016 and is Cirque du Soleil’s 38th original production since 1984.
- The word LUZIA is a mix of the word ‘’Luz’’ in Spanish that means light and the word ‘’lluvia’’ that means rain
- LUZIA is the first touring production to incorporate rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes.
- More than 4.5 million spectators around the world have already seen the awe-inspiring acrobatics
and uniqueness of LUZIA
- In total there are 1,000 pieces of costume seen on stage in LUZIA, including 140 pairs of shoes.
- LUZIA travel with a team of 120 people, including 47 artists, from 26 different countries.
- LUZIA is the 10th Big Top show to visit Australia in 25 years.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL – LUZIA – 2024/2025 AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Sydney – From November 24th 2024, at the Entertainment Quarter
Tickets for LUZIA are now available exclusively to Cirque Club members. Cirque Club membership is free and includes access to advance tickets and special offers. To join, visit https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/club-cirque
General tickets will be on-sale on October 13 at www.cirquedusoleil.com/Luzia
ABOUT CIRQUE DU SOLEIL:
Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is a world leader in live entertainment. In addition to producing world-renowned circus arts shows, the Company brings its creative approach to a large variety of entertainment forms, such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences, and special events.
Going beyond its various creations, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group aims to positively impact people, communities, and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art. Since its creation in 1984, more than 378 million people have been inspired on 6 continents and 86 countries.
The Canadian company now employs more than 4000 employees, including 1200 artists from 80 different nationalities.
For more information about Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, please visit CDSentertainmentgroup.com.
ABOUT THE ENTERTAINMENT QUARTER:
The Entertainment Quarter is the iconic entertainment, leisure and retail precinct located in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, featuring cinemas, restaurants, bars, retail and leisure outlets, largely surrounding The Showring, an exceptional outdoor performance and event space, and the home of weekly and monthly markets.
The Moore Park precinct is the home of many world class facilities and organisations within the sporting, entertainment, and broader creative industries. EQ is situated immediately adjacent to the Sydney Cricket Ground, Allianz Stadium, Disney Studios Australia, and the iconic Hordern Pavilion and Liberty Hall.
The tenants and patrons across our 11-hectare site benefit from the major sporting and entertainment events that are held regularly at these facilities and on site at EQ, and our restaurants and bars provide a great complimentary fun to your night out.
EQ’s focus of activities around the precinct revolves around music, sports, entertainment, arts, culture, and lifestyle. As a key component of the precinct, the Entertainment Quarter accommodates many of those activities and provides open spaces for hire for public and private events.
Each year The Entertainment Quarter welcomes over 4.3 million visitors, that get to enjoy the fun and excitement each week. Within recent years we have welcomed multiple Cirque du Soleils, Magic Mike Live, many Family Shows and Amusement fun, Pixar Putt, a Banksy Exhibition, Shakespeare’s The Globe – plus our continuing support of The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Here permanently at EQ is our multimillion-dollar Hoyts, the world class Hyperkarting go cart track, the first upside down house in Australia, our onsite winery and onsite art gallery, Australia’s top dance school Brent Street, AFTRS School of Film and Radio, Academy Ballet plus more of the top restaurants, bars and cafes Sydney has to offer.
Whether it’s a quick coffee catch up, a night out with friends, an event or sports game next door, or coming to check out our world class events The Entertainment Quarter has something new every time.
For more information check out www.entertainmentquarter.com.au