Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna In Miami

A look at some of the acts for the latest Cirque du Soleil touring show, Amaluna, which opens on tonight Thursday December 11 and runs until January 25 2015, under the iconic blue and yellow Big Top at SunLife Stadium in Miami. Photos by Jipsy

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A look at some of the acts for the latest Cirque du Soleil touring show, Amaluna, which opens on tonight Thursday December 11 and runs until January 25 2015, under the iconic blue and yellow Big Top at SunLife Stadium in Miami. Photos by Jipsy
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Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Photos by Jipsy
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Cali, the half-lizard, half human watches over "the island". Photos by Jipsy
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The Amazons, the fierce feminine force of "the island". Photos by Jipsy
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The Moon Goddess has a strong female presence in Almaluna. Photos by Jipsy
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Miranda, daughter of Prospera, the queen of the island. Photos by Jipsy
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The Moon Goddess appears to Miranda riding a Cerceau... Photos by Jipsy
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Amaluna had its World Premiere in Montréal on April 19, 2012. Photos by Jipsy
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The Water-bowl is 5’5” tall, 7’3” in diameter, and weighs 5,500 lbs when filled with water. Photos by Jipsy
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The Water-bowl is a piece of acrobatic equipment that doubles as a dramatic set element. Photos by Jipsy
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Miranda is a romantic, full of fun, fill with enthusiasm, dreams and is full of mischief, who revels in the stimulating world of Amaluna. Photos by Jipsy
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The mission of Cirque du Soleil is to invoke the imagination, provoke the senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world. Photos by Jipsy
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The character Romeo And Miranda innocently play and have their first kiss. Photos by Jipsy
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The clowns of Amaluna are Romeo’s manservant Jeeves who promptly falls head-over-heels in love with Deeda, Miranda’s childhood nurse. Photos by Jipsy
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The teeter-board act is played out as the young men who arrived on the island and are trying to escape prison placed there by the Amazons. Photos by Jipsy
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The fierce feminine force of the island, The Amazons. Photos by Jipsy
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The present a fast-paced theatrical version of classic gym routine. Photos by Jipsy
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Guitars are very present during the overall sound. Composers Bob & Bill's mission was to create a unique, raw sound for Amaluna. Photos by Jipsy
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Miranda calls in the Valkyries to help her liberate Romeo. Photos by Jipsy
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They fly out over the audience on straps as they do battle with Cali, suspended from the Carousel, a rotating set element high above them.Photos by Jipsy
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Valkyries fly into the audience. Photos by Jipsy
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This is flight in four dimensions, calling for precision timing in addition to the skills and physical strength it takes to move at high velocity through 360 degrees. Photos by Jipsy
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A classic circus act involving precision timing and sheer acrobatic skill. Photos by Jipsy
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In 1984, Québec City was celebrating the 450th anniversary of Canada’s discovery by Jacques Cartier, and they needed a show that would carry the festivities out across the province. Photos by Jipsy
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Performers spin glowing water-meteors, take off from platforms of upturned feet, tumble above the ring then land – all in unison. Photos by Jipsy
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For the first time at Cirque du Soleil, the cast of a show is 70% female and the band, 100%. Photos by Jipsy
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The cast of Amaluna comprises 46 artists. An additional 68 employees travel with the show to serve the functions of artistic management, customer service, tour services and technicians for the show and the site setup. Photos by Jipsy
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The trees thrust upward from the circumference of the Amaluna stage and the Big Top’s tent poles to form an airy canopy. Upstage, the vegetation grows closer to the ground, forming a tunnel-like grotto. Photos by Jipsy
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Scott Pask, who initially trained as an architect, regards the entire space as more of an art installation than a stage set, and he has used light to activate it and take the audience to other places and evoke different emotional responses. Photos by Jipsy
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Prospera gives her blessing to her daughter Miranda and Romeo. Photos by Jipsy
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Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents. Photos by Jipsy
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The Balance Goddess Act. Photos by Jipsy
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Prospera brings Romeo and Miranda to witness the Balance Goddess creating a world in equilibrium with a mobile made of thirteen palm leaf ribs. Photos by Jipsy
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There are over 130 costumes in Amaluna, made up of nearly 800 different items. Photos by Jipsy
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The character Romeo performs The Chinese Pole act. Photos by Jipsy
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The classic Juggling act is performed by Cali. Photos by Jipsy
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He performs a juggling act with balls that drop in ever greater numbers from the sky above. Photos by Jipsy
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Amaluna is the name of the mysterious island where the story unfolds. Photos by Jipsy
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The Big Top seats more than 2,600 people. Photos by Jipsy
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A total of 65 trucks transport close to 2,000 tons of equipment that Amaluna carries around. A few of these trucks are used as storage spaces and workshops. Photos by Jipsy
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The peacock costumes are made up of 14 layers of heat-pleated materials trimmed in leather and stretch metallic fabric. The tails open out to a “fan” of eight feet with hydraulic pistons that compensate for their weight. Photos by Jipsy
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Although you will generally hear French and English spoken on-site, many other languages are spoken: Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Greek, Japanese and more. Photos by Jipsy
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Prospera is a shaman with magical powers, but she is very much driven by human emotions. Photos by Jipsy
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Amaluna opens on Thursday December 11, playing until January 25 2015, SunLife Stadium. Photos by Jipsy
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Look for Amaluna under the Blue and Yellow Big Top at SunLife Stadium, 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, FL 33056. For more information about Cirque du Soleil and tickets, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com. Photos by Jipsy
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