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Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna Comes to National Harbor
As a resident of The Esplanade, you already know that National Harbor has plenty to offer you. You are literally right on the water. You’re just across the river from Washington, D.C. The nearby schools are top notch. And the Esplanade is dripping with amenities—from a plush Channel Club to a glittering pool—that you’ll fall in love with. And now you can add world-class entertainment to that list too. Cirque du Soleil’s acclaimed Amaluna has arrived at National Harbor. If you didn’t win tickets in The Esplanade’s recent giveaway (yet another reason to follow this blog), you can purchase tickets here.
This show will amaze kids and adults alike. Go as a family or just bring a few of your friends along for an awe-inspiring night. You’ll watch acrobats perform epic routines while telling an exciting story. Amaluna (a fusion of the words “ama” or mother and “luna” or moon) is meant to evoke the mother-daughter relationship and idea of a goddess. According to the official press release, this show invites audiences to experience a mysterious islanded governed by Goddesses and guided by moon cycles. The island residents’ queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that celebrates femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance. The ceremony marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next. In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men lands on the island, triggering the beginning of a love affair between Prospera’s daughter and a young suitor. During the course of the show, the couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.
This show also is notable because, for the first time on Cirque’s stage, the cast is comprised of 70 percent women and accompanied by an all-female band.
“Amaluna is a tribute to the work and voice of women,” Director of Creation Fernand Rainville said in a press release. “The show is a reflection on balance from a women’s perspective.”
Make no mistake: the female-focused show was all by design.
“I didn’t want to build a ‘women’s agenda’ show. I wanted to create a show with women at the center of it, something that had a hidden story that featured women as the heroines,” Tony award-winning Director Diane Paulus also said in the press release. Paulus drew from a series of classical influences when creating the concept of the show. These titles included tales from Greek and Norse mythology, Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
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