Cirque du Soleil to return to the Royal Albert Hall in 2020
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 – Cirque du Soleil 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.
Luzia will be performed at the Royal Albert Hall for a limited engagement of five weeks from 12th January, with tickets currently not on sale.
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. Their most recent show at the Hall was Totem, and in a review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Mark Shenton praised Cirque's "parade of astounding feats and astonishing spectacle, spanning personal stories, continents and technologies".
Luzia – Cirque du Soleil tickets are not yet on sale.
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