| Contemporary circus|
Daniele Finzi Pasca
| Touring show|
Cirque du Soleil
| April 21, 2016 (Montreal)|
Daniele Finzi Pasca, Julie Hamelin
Paramour, Varekai, Love, Matilda the Musical, The Book of Mormon
Luzia is a Cirque du Soleil show inspired by the richness of the Mexican culture. The name Luzia fuses the sound of luz (light in Spanish) and lluvia (rain), two elements at the core of the show’s creation.
Luzia has a cast of 44 artists from 15 different countries and is Cirque du Soleil’s 38th production since 1984, and its 17th show presented under the Big Top. Its creative team comprises 16 creators under the artistic guidance of Guy Laliberté (Guide) and Jean-François Bouchard (Creative Guide).
Cyr Wheel & Trapeze
Luzia (Cirque du Soleil) Wikipedia
The music listed below is from the soundtrack released at the premier of the show, but does not represent the live music in the show. The soundtrack was recorded in partnership with 'Bostich + Fussible' (real names: Ramón Amezcua and Pepe Mogt) who remixed some of the Luzia songs composed by Simon Carpentier. In an interview with Billboard.com, Alain Vinet, Cirque's musical director the reason for the partnership was because "Normally, the albums come out six months down the road, or a year down the road [after the show opens], because when we are in creation, the musicians are really, really busy; it’s impossible for us to take them out of the creation. But the mandate was for us to have the CD for the opening of the show. The only way we could achieve this was to outsource the production of the CD, and that is why we went with Nortec." Rather than remixing all the songs from the show, 10 songs were chosen that represent 10 of the main themes in the show and although the melody is very similar to the live songs, the rhythm has been altered to achieve a more dance-orientated, pop-music style.
Track titles as they appear in order on the CD:
- Asi Es La Vida (Hoop Diving)
- Tiembla La Tierra (Adagio)
- Flores En El Desierto (Cyr Wheel & Trapeze)
- Pambolero (Football Freestyle)
- Pez Volador (Handbalancing)
- Los Mosquitos (Pole Dance)
- Alebrijes (Contortion)
- Tlaloc (Aerial Straps)
- Cierra Los Ojos (End of Act 1)
- Fiesta Finale (Curtain Call)
Luzia began its Grand Chapiteau tour in North America in its specially designed white and yellow Big Top designed based on the solar system to reflect the importance of space and especially the moon in the Mexican culture which inspired the show. The main tent is white with yellow curves to represent the paths of the planets around the moon and the artistic tent is yellow to represent the sun.
The following colorboxes indicate the region of each performance:
EU Europe NA North America SA South and Central Americas AP Asia/Pacific OC Oceania AF Africa