Cirque du Soleil's AMALUNA Arrives in Phoenix
The first visible sign of Cirque du Soleil and its new production Amaluna in Phoenix is the raising of the Blue and Yellow Big Top and the Cirque du Soleil village. The event took place Saturday afternoon, at State Farm Stadium where a team of 60-plus men and women hoisted more than 1000 steel poles from the ground up.
About the Big Top and the Cirque du Soleil Village:
- The Big Top seats more than 2,500 people
- The entire site set-up takes 8 days - this includes installation of not only the Big Top, but also the concession tents, artistic tent, box office, administrative offices and kitchen
- The Big Top stands at 62 feet (19 meters)high and is (167 feet) 51 metersin diameter
- The 4 masts each stand at 82 feet (25 meters)tall each
- The Big Top,the VIP, concessions and artistic tents are all climate controlled
- Amaluna travels in 75 trailers, carrying close to 2,000 tons of equipment
Tickets can be purchased online are available via cirquedusoleil.com/amaluna. Also starting on March 15, 2019, tickets may also be purchased in person at Cirque du Soleil box office, located in front of the Big Top's entrance tent. (Regular box office hours are from 2 hours prior to show time to 90 minutes after the beginning of the second show on show days.
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.
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 this magical story unfolds.