Amaluna

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Amaluna
Amaluna Logo.png
Logo for Cirque du Soleil's Amaluna
CompanyCirque du Soleil
GenreContemporary circus
Show typeTouring show
Date of premiereApril 19, 2012 (Montreal)
Creative team
Director of creationFernand Rainville
DirectorDiane Paulus
Set and props designerScott Pask
Costume designerMérédith Caron
ComposersGuy Dubuc
Marc Lessard
Sound designerJacques Boucher
Lighting designerMatthieu Larivée
ChoreographersKarole Armitage
Debra Brown
Acrobatic choreographerCaitlan Maggs
Acrobatic and rigging designerFred Gérard
Props designerPatricia Ruel
Makeup designerEleni Uranis
DramaturgeRandy Weiner
Other information
Preceded byMichael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour (2011)
Succeeded byMichael Jackson: One (2013)
Official website

Amaluna is a touring show by Cirque du Soleil. It was created and directed by Diane Paulus. It premiered in Montréal, Quebec, Canada, on April 19, 2012.[1] Loosely inspired by William Shakespeare's The Tempest,[2] the story takes place on an island governed by goddesses. During a storm, a group of men are washed up ashore. The queen's daughter falls for one of the young men, and the trials of their love are the basis of the show's main story arcs.[3] The show is notable for a cast that is 70% female.[4]

The is a portmanteau of "Ama,” which refers to mother in many languages, and "luna," which means moon. The moon is a symbol of femininity, which is part of the reason it was chosen for this production.[5]

Music[edit]

The music in Amaluna is contemporary. Guitars, bass, drums, cello, vocals, keyboards, and percussion deliver the music. Amaluna is the first Cirque du Soleil show with all-female musicians.[6]

Track titles as they appear in order on the CD (the items in parentheses reflect the act correlated with each song):

  1. All Come Together (Opening 2012 - Present)
  2. Elma Om Mi Lize (Icarian and Water meteor 2012 - 2015, Icarian Games 2015 - 2016)
  3. Tempest (Storm Straps 2012 - 2014, The Storm and Aerial Straps 2014 - Present)
  4. Enchanted Reunion (Suspended Poles and Peacock dance 2012 - Present)
  5. Fly Around (Uneven Bars 2012 - 2014)
  6. Hope (Vocal Aerial Hoop 2012 - Present)
  7. O Ma Ley (Waterbowl-Handbalancing 2012 - Present)
  8. Burn Me Up (Teeterboard 2012 - Present)
  9. Whisper (Balance Goddess 2012 - Present)
  10. Running On The Edge (Tightwire 2012 - 2013)
  11. Ena Fee Alyne (Unicycles 2012 - 2013 and 2016 - Present, Hula Hoops 2014 - 2015, Diabolo 2015)
  12. Creature Of Light (Chinese Pole and A Thousand Arms and Sticks 2012 - Present, Cyr Wheel 2015 - Present)
  13. Mutations (Juggling 2012 - Present)
  14. Run (Aerial Straps 2012 - 2014, Banquine 2016 - Present and Finale 2012 - Present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amaluna show Press Kits & Material". Cirque du Soelil Press Materials. Cirque du Soleil. Retrieved 2012-01-17.
  2. ^ "Cirque du Soleil's Amaluna to put female spin on The Tempest". CBC News. 2012-01-16. Retrieved 2012-01-17.
  3. ^ "Amaluna - About the Show". Amaluna. Cirque du Soleil. Retrieved 2012-01-17.
  4. ^ Rinaldi, Ray Mark. "Cirque du Soleil returns to Denver with gal-powered "Amaluna"". The Denver Post.
  5. ^ "Cirque du Soleil Unveils a New Touring Show Amaluna Directed by Diane Paulus in Montreal's Old Port Starting April 19". 2012-01-16. Archived from the original on 2012-04-22. Retrieved 2012-01-25.
  6. ^ "Amaluna - Music" (PDF). Amaluna - Press Kit. Cirque du Soleil. Retrieved 2012-04-20.

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