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Luzia - Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil to return to the Royal Albert Hall in 2020

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

UPDATE: Cirque du Soleil - Luzia will be performed again at the Royal Albert Hall in 2022. Performances will take place from 12 Jan. - 12 Feb. 2022.

Cirque du Soleil will return to the Royal Albert Hall next year with the European debut of Luzia.

Amalgamating the Spanish words for light (luz) and spirit and rain (lluvia) in its title, Luzia marks the latest production to be performed by the circus troupe in Europe. Directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, acrobats, contortionists, jugglers and freestylers will take to the stage with their death-defying performances, in a production that incorporates acrobatics and circus artistry to awaken the sights and sounds of Mexico.

Luzia  was first performed in Montreal in 2016 at the start of a North American tour, where the show has entertained across the United States and Mexico. The upcoming production to be staged at the Royal Albert Hall in 2020 by the multi-award-winning circus troupe will also mark the production's European debut.

Luzia will also mark Cirque du Soleil's thirtieth anniversary since their first performance in the United Kingdom. The company made its national debut in We Reinvent the Circus in 1990 at the South Bank.

The production will continue Cirque du Soleil's regular billings at the Royal Albert Hall, with their first performance at the iconic venue taking place in 1996. In a five star review of Luzia for the 2020 production, Mark Shenton said: "Luzia feels like a return to the revolutionary combination of form and content that finds them at their creative best, folding a series of ever-dazzling circus acts into the fabric of a show that is as cohesive as it is exhilarating."

Luzia - Cirque du Soleil is at the Royal Albert Hall.

Photo credit: Matt Beard

Article Updated: 22 April 2021

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