SAN FRANCISCO—Cirque Du Soleil’s “Luzia: A Waking Dream of Mexico” will be making a stop on their tour in San Francisco from November 17, 2016 to January 29, 2017. This year’s performance combines traditional and modern Mexican cultures and is directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca. Luzia’s is accompanied by a Latin influenced score written by Canadian composer Simon Carpentier.
According to the Cirque Du Soleil’s website, Luzia is inspired by nature, mythology, surrealism, and modernity. The performance begins with the influence of the natural migration pattern of the Monarch butterfly. The butterfly travels from Canada to Mexico which “embodies the deep connection between two sister countries,” reads the Cirque Du Soleil’s website. The “Running Woman” character, who has large butterfly wings represents the Tarahumara people. One of the newly added elements to this year’s tour is water. Nearly 2,000 gallons of water will be involved in the production according to Company Manager, Heather Reilly.
Artistic director Mark Shaub explained that the goal of the show was to not “take any cliched view of Mexico but to introduce people of aspects of Mexican culture that they may not be aware of.” Cirque Du Soleil describes the production, as inviting the audience into an Aztec dream where it is believable to see guitarists with crocodile heads or women draped in iguana shawls.
Luzia will be performed at the AT&T park at 24 Willie Mays Plaza in San Francisco CA, 94107. Tickets can be purchased on their website.