Marvel at Cirque de Soliel’s Spectacular ‘Luzia’

Matt Beard / Costumes: Giovanna Buzzi / 2016 Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil’s delightfully-imaginative and visually-stunning production Luzia, a waking dream of Mexico in Chicago, is a can’t-miss experience running now through Sept. 3rd under the Big Top at the United Center.

Through a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, Luzia takes audiences on a surrealistic journey filled with wonder, playfulness, and striking artistry. Smoothly passing from an old movie set to the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, Luzia cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. Rich in awe-inspiring moments, Luzia enchants by incorporating rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes – a first for a Cirque du Soleil touring production.

Luzia brings traditional and contemporary circus disciplines to a whole new level. Cyr Wheel artists perform the unprecedented feat of rolling and spinning under the rain, while an aerialist suspended from a Trapeze flies and twirls through pouring showers. Hoop Diving is taken onto gigantic treadmills, expanding exponentially the speed and amount of daring leaps executed. Jaw-dropping highlights include a Guinness World Record holder juggling seven pins at breakneck speeds, a male contortionist skillfully twisting his body in the world’s most unimaginable positions, a powerful Aerial Straps specialist defying the laws of gravity at the center of a cenote (natural sinkhole), and two football (soccer) freestylers deftly mixing street dance with mind-blowing ball manipulations.

Tickets for all Chicago performances of Luzia are available online at

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